May 19, 2022  
Mercy College 2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
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ENGL 365 - American Romanticism


Credit(s): 3
Prerequisite(s): ENGL 112  or ENGL 192  / HONR 192 .
A study of the prominent works of nineteenth century American literature to see the shape of the European Romantic movement as it crosses the Atlantic and enters American culture. Students may discuss: the Puritan roots of the Transcendental movement; the Radical movement in America; the state of religion in antebellum America; the impact of growing industrialization on American society; the artist’s reaction to the nervousness and dislocation of the period. Texts include works by Poe, Emerson, Thoreau, Hawthorne, Melville, Whitman, and Dickinson.



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