Recovery Projects in the American Literary Archive

Course Description Through archival recovery efforts, feminist and ethnic studies scholars in the past few decades have radically altered the canon of American literature that has been traditionally taught and studied. By returning to the archives of American literature, they have rediscovered the lost voices and stories of dozens of forgotten minority and women writers. …

Secrets, Lives, and Legacies of American Transcendentalism

Course Description Transcendentalism was a literary and intellectual movement started in New England in the 1830s. In this capstone course, we will study the lives and writing of several well- and lesser-known American Transcendentalist writers and thinkers. The class will read key texts from the movement such as Nature, Walden, and Woman in the Nineteenth …