This class will follow a chronological path through American literature, beginning with early American and Colonial writing, followed by American Romanticism, Transcendentalism, Realism, Modernism, and Contemporary literature.

September 4   1820, “1820 The Legend of Sleepy Hollow,” pages 1-20
September 7   Labor Day – No Class
September 8   1820, Finish “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow”
September 10 American Romanticism/The American Renaissance (1830 to 1870)
Edgar Allan Poe – “The Bells,” “The Raven,”  and “Annabel Lee
September 11 “The Gold Bug
September 14 Poe, “The Murders in the Rue Morgue”
September 15 Poe, “The Purloined Letter”
September 17 Poe, “The Masque of the Red Death”
September 18 Poe, “The Pit and the Pendulum”
September 21 “A Confession Found in a Prison” and “The Tell Tale Heart”
September 22 Poe, “The Black Cat”
September 24 Poe, “Hop Frog”
September 25 Hawthorne, 1835 “Young Goodman Brown”