Junior Colloquium: Culture and Politics of the 1850s|
The course examines the relationship between literature and politics during the decade of political controversy leading to the Civil War. We will read political speeches and works of political theory as well as fiction and poetry.
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|Course Format: Discussion||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: None
||Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
Potter, Impending Crisis; Lincoln Douglas Debates; Works by Stowe, Melville, Thoreau, Whitman, George Lippard, John Brown, George Fitzhugh, William Grayson; casebooks on Compromise of 1850, Dred Scott.
|Examinations and Assignments: |
Mid-term paper or oral report. Final research paper.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
Students must attend first class. It is strongly recommended that ENGL 203 be taken before this class. Student should read David Potter, Impending Crisis, before first class.
|Instructor(s): Slotkin,Richard S. Times: ..T.R.. 01:10PM-02:30PM; Location: CAMS 1&2; |
|Total Enrollment Limit: 20||SR major: 5||JR major: 15|| || |
|Seats Available: 3||GRAD: X||SR non-major: X||JR non-major: X||SO: X||FR: X|
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