ENGL440 - The Novel in America to 1914

Ghosts, hauntings, hidden secrets: This course will focus on the rise of Gothic fiction in the United States. We'll begin with Charles Brockden Brown's Wieland and read such authors as Edgar Allan Poe, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Herman Melville, Henry James, Louisa May Alcott, and Edith Wharton. Two papers, a number of short "response" papers, a midterm, and a final exam.


Two lower-level English courses, at least one in literature; or permission of ARHU-English department.