ENG 2674 – Survey of American Literature Literature

An exploration of the social forces shaping American literature from 1492 to the present. We will consider how our literature chronicles the emergence of uniquely American voices and stories, and we will analyze the formation of a canon of important literature and the ways that canon has been challenged. Most importantly, we will keep asking how the literature of the United States simultaneously contests and reinforces the evolving cultural and political concerns of American culture. Prerequisite: Sophomore standing and completion of one English Area II course, or permission of instructor. IV;V