English 102: American Literature
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All Videos in Romantic Period in Literature
- 1. The Romantic Period in American Literature and Art
- 2. Washington Irving: Biography, Works, and Style
- 3. Irving's The Legend of Sleepy Hollow: Summary and Analysis
- 4. Washington Irving's Rip Van Winkle: Summary and Analysis
- 5. The Devil and Tom Walker by Washington Irving: Summary and Analysis
- 6. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow: Poem Analysis
All Videos in Dark Romantics
- 1. The Dark Romantics in American Literature
- 2. Edgar Allan Poe: Biography, Works, and Style
- 3. Poe's The Cask of Amontillado: Summary and Analysis
- 4. Poe's The Fall of the House of Usher: Summary and Analysis
- 5. Edgar Allan Poe's The Raven: Summary and Analysis
- 6. Nathaniel Hawthorne: Biography, Works, and Style
- 7. The Scarlet Letter: Summary and Analysis of an Allegory
All Videos in Transcendentalism in Literature
All Videos in Realism in Literature
- 1. The Literary Realism Movement: A Response to Romanticism
- 2. Uncle Tom's Cabin and the American Civil War
- 3. Frederick Douglass: Narrative and Style
- 4. Mark Twain: Biography, Works, and Style as a Regionalist Writer
- 5. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn: Plot Summary and Characters
- 6. Twain's Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County
- 7. Willa Cather's My Antonia: Summary and Analysis
- 8. Kate Chopin: Biography, Works, and Style
- 9. Kate Chopin's 'Story of an Hour': Summary and Analysis
- 10. Charlotte Perkins Gilman's The Yellow Wallpaper: Summary & Analysis
- 11. The American in Europe: Henry James' Daisy Miller
- 12. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn: Themes and Analysis
- 13. Mark Twain's The Million Pound Bank Note: Summary and Analysis
All Videos in Modernist Poetry
- 1. E.A. Robinson and the Shift in Modernist Poetry Style
- 2. The Imagist Movement: Poems, Examples & Key Poets
- 3. Robinson's Miniver Cheevy and Richard Cory: Poem Summaries & Analysis
- 4. Edgar Lee Masters and the Spoon River Anthology Poems: Characters, Analysis & Summary
- 5. William Carlos Williams's Poems: 'The Red Wheelbarrow' and 'Landscape with the Fall of Icarus'
- 6. E.E. Cummings' Free Verse Poetry: Analysis
- 7. Edna St. Vincent Millay: Poems & Analysis
- 8. Wallace Stevens's 'Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Blackbird': Summary & Analysis
- 9. Hart Crane: 'The Bridge' & Influence on Modernist Poetry
- 10. Robert Frost Poetry Analysis: The Road Not Taken and Other Poems
All Videos in The Harlem Renaissance and Literature
All Videos in Literature of the Contemporary Period
- 1. The Contemporary Period in American Literature
- 2. Contemporary American Literature: Authors and Major Works
- 3. Tennessee Williams: Biography, Works, and Style
- 4. A Streetcar Named Desire: Summary and Analysis
- 5. The Glass Menagerie: Summary and Analysis
- 6. Arthur Miller: Biography and Major Plays
About This Course
The United States is a relatively young country, but it has produced some of the most well-known and well-loved works of literature in existence. Instructor Heather Carroll, Katherine Godin, Lindsey Madison-Dunn and Natalie Boyd will guide you through the literary history of America. Learn about famous American authors such as Mark Twain and Edgar Allan Poe and their most famous works.
In this course, you will see how the many populations of the United States have contributed to its literature. From the Native American oral tradition to the Harlem Renaissance, the novels, stories, poems and plays, of America are a direct reflection of the country's diversity.
This course is intended to supplement a close reading of all of the texts discussed. Students can access free versions of most texts from their public library or from Project Gutenberg.
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