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The American Novel
“For we must consider that we shall be as a City upon a Hill, the eyes of all people are upon us,” declared John Winthrop as he travelled with his followers to Massachusetts in 1630. He marked the beginning of what was expected to be a grand experiment. Winthrop rightly anticipated that the colonial endeavors unfolding in North America presented a chance for self-determination, collective identity, and industriousness. And yet, he could not have conceived of the legacy of that experiment or the challenges that would come with it. In this study group, we will explore how diverse writers represented, challenged, and helped to create the dominant cultural narratives that remain influential in our nation today. We will read (in the following order): Charles Brockden Brown’s Wieland, Susanna Rowson’s Charlotte Temple, Nathaniel Hawthorne’s The House of the Seven Gables, Herman Melville’s Benito Cereno, Frank Norris’s McTeague, and John Niehardt’s Black Elk Speaks.
Event Type : Study Groups      
Category : Literature, Poetry, and Drama
Date(s) : 02/07/2020 - 03/20/2020
Day of Week : Friday
Time : 3:00-5:00pm
Location : University Commons, Houghton Room
Address : 817 Asa Gray Dr.,
Ann Arbor, MI 48105
Instructor : Abbe Emelia
Fee : $45.00
Event Status : COMPLETED