English 64. Migrations: American Renaissance and Irish Revival

Instructor: Amanda Claybaugh
Terms: Fall Term

Mondays & Wednesdays, 2-3:30 pm | Location: Barker 024 (FAS)

Enrollment: Limited to 27 students.

Case studies in the formation of national literatures. In the 1850s, a new generation of American authors suddenly came into its own (Dickinson, Emerson, Hawthorne, Melville, Thoreau, Whitman); in the early 1900s, something similar happened in Ireland (Joyce, O’Casey, Synge, Yeats). In both cases, a national literature emerged in rebellion against the literature of Britain, and, in both cases, the literature that emerged would go on to inspire other post-colonial literatures around the world.

Note: Be sure to attend first class meeting to be considered for admittance.

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