Literatura americana I



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syllabus: “LITERATURA AMERICANA I

(draft version) prof. Vera Lima 2003-II

SCHEDULE

CONTEXTS

(2 module = 40 min)



PRACTICE

(3 modules= 60 min)



total pages

week

date

History

Literary Context

group work

seminar and paper



authors and texts

theory


class


2

17/9

The Meeting Of Old World And New (1492-1650)

(17 pp)


Native Americans: Oral Storytelling Traditions

(6 pp)







17pp

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I. A NEW WORLD









3

24/9




The Colonial Beginnings




A: Myths of the Jicarilla Apache, Constitution of the Iroquois Nation


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16pp

I. A NEW WORLD

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(5 pp)

B: Myths and Legends of the Sioux, Constitution of the Iroquois Nation


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1/10










A: John Smith (1580-1631), William Bradford (1590-1657)


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11pp

I. A NEW WORLD

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B: William Bradford (1590-1657), John Winthrop (1588-1649)


5

8/10










A: The Bay Psalm Book (1640-.), Anne Bradstreet


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8pp

I. A NEW WORLD

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B: The New England Primer (c.-1683), Edward Taylor


6

15/10




Jonathan Edwards (1703-1758)

seminar and paper by groups 1 to 4: .

1. Cotton Mather (1663-1728) 2. Samuel Sewall (1652-1739


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I. A NEW WORLD

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3. Mary Rowlandson (c.1635-c.1678) 4. William Byrd II (1674-1744)

7

22/10

Colonial Growth, Enlightment And Revolution: 1650-1789

The Birth of a Nation




A: Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790)


15pp

0pp

II.BIRTH OF A NATION

(15 pp)










(6 pp)



8

29/10




Philis Wheatley (1754?-1832), Philip Freneau

seminar and paper by groups 5 to 8: .

5. Jean de Crèvecouer (1735-1813-) 6. Thomas Paine (1737-1809


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II.BIRTH OF A NATION

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(7 pp)

7. Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826) 8. The Federalist


9

5/11

A Young Republic: 1790-1860

The Rise of a National Literature




A: Washington Irving (1783-1859)


10pp

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III. ROMANTICISM

(10 pp)










(7 pp)



10

12/11










A: James Fenimore Cooper (1789-1851)


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10pp

III. ROMANTICISM

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B: William Cullen Bryant (1794-1878)


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19/11

The Growth Of A Nation, 1800-1860

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An American Renaissance (part 1)




A: Edgar Allan Poe: 1809-1849


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IV. AM.DREAMS










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12

26/11










A: Nathaniel Hawthorne: 1804-1864


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IV. AM.DREAMS

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3/12










A: Herman Melville: 1819-1891


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IV. AM.DREAMS

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10/12












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IV. AM.DREAMS

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15

17/12







FINAL TEST



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EMENTA: Raízes da Literatura Americana (Puritanismo e Iluminismo). Grandes autores românticos na ficção e na poesia: Irving, Poe, Hawthorne, Melville. Poemas, contos e romances.


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