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Fall 2014 First-Year Seminar BC1299 section 001

Call Number 06400
Day & Time
MW 4:10pm-5:25pm
403 Barnard Hall
Points 3
Approvals Required None
Instructor Barbara Morris
Course Description Transcends the traditional and arbitrary distinction that separates North and South American literatures. The Americas emerge not as a passive colonial object but as an active historical and aesthetic agent. Emanating from what might be called the geographical site of modernity, American literature is characterized by unprecedented diversity and innovation. In addition to classic American novels, short stories, and poetry, the multicultural curriculum features genres ranging from creation myths and slave narratives to Gothicism and magic realism. Texts include: Popul Vuh; Shakespeare, The Tempest; Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz, Anne Bradstreet, and Phillis Wheatley, selected poetry; Madre Marïa de San Josï, Vida; Charles Brockden Brown, Edgar Huntly; Toussaint L'Ouverture, selected letters; Leonora Sansay, Secret History; Olaudah Equiano, The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano; William Apess, A Sonof the Forest; Esteban Echeverrïa, "The Slaughterhouse"; Herman Melville, "Benito Cereno." - J. Rosenthal
Web Site CourseWorks
Department First-Year Seminar Program @Barnard
Enrollment 12 students as of 6:58PM Saturday, October 18, 2014
Subject First-Year Seminar
Number BC1299
Section 001
Division Barnard College
Open To Barnard, Columbia College, Engineering and Applied Science: Undergraduate, General Studies, School of Continuing Education, Global Programs
Campus Barnard College
Section key 20143FYSB1299X001

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