Sophomore Seminar: American Utopias in the 19th Century|
Fall 2007 not offered
This sophomore seminar will examine expressions, both religious and secular, of the utopian impulse in American culture. Communitarian experiments launched by Shakers, Mormons, Transcendentalists, Perfectionists, and feminists will be studied as manifestations of social and religious turmoil and will be compared with their literary analogues.
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|Course Format: Seminar||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (AMST)(HIST-MN)(HIST)
Brooke, THE REFINER'S FIRE
Hawthorne, THE BLITHEDALE ROMANCE
Buarneri, THE UTOPIAN ALTERNATIVE
Kern, AN ORDERED LOVE: SEX ROLES AND SEXUALITY IN VICTORIAN UTOPIAS
Hayden, THE GRAND DOMESTIC REVOLUTION
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Weekly respnse papers, a class presentation and a substantial research paper will be required of each student. Participation in discussion will be reflected in the final grade.
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