Teaching Early American Topics


Syllabi for Graduate Courses

17th-Century Literature: Cultural Contact in the New World Alan Silva (James Madison University)

Aesthetics and The American Founding David J. Carlson (California State University, San Bernardino)

The American Historical Novel William Heath (Hood College)

American Indian Autobiography David J. Carlson (California State University, San Bernardino)

American Novel and National Identity--Romanticism and Imperialism Lisa Logan (University of Central Florida)

The Atlantic World and Early America Jane T. Merritt (Old Dominion University)

Benjamin Franklin's America Edward Cahill (Fordham University)

Beyond Babel: The Multilingual Literatures of Early America Patrick M. Erben (University of West Georgia)

Early America and Women’s Writings Tamara Harvey (George Mason University)

Early American Discourse and the Fields of English Studies Tom Shields (East Carolina University)

Early American Literatures: The Hemispheric Turn Todd Nathan Thompson (Indiana University of Pennsylvania)

The Early American Novel and Other Fictions Cathy N. Davidson (Duke University)

Florida Literature Thomas Hallock (University of South Florida St. Petersburg)

Meta-survey of American Lit, beginnings to 1865 Tim Sweet (West Virginia University)

New World, Ideal World E. Thomson Shields, Jr. (East Carolina University)

Nineteenth-Century American Utopian Fiction Peter Sands (University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee)

North by Southwest: Cultures of Empire in the 19th-Century Western Borderlands Robert Gunn (University of Texas at El Paso)

Scarlet Letters: Puritanism and Anglo-American Literary Culture Beth Bradburn and Scott Slawinski (Western Michigan University)

Science and Public Culture in Early America Tim Sweet (West Virginia University)

Transatlantic English Literature before 1800 Laura Stevens (University of Tulsa)

Transatlantic Studies Philip Gould (Brown University)

Twentieth-Century Literature Encounters Early America Edward M. Griffin (University of Minnesota)

Why Colonial, Whence the Self, How Literature?: Key Questions for an Introduction to Early American Literature for M.A. Students Len von Morze (University of Massachusetts, Boston)

Women and Writing in the British Atlantic before 1800 Laura Stevens (University of Tulsa)

Writing Revolution in the British Atlantic World, 1776-1808 Laura Stevens (University of Tulsa)