Sophomore Seminar: American Utopias in the 19th Century|
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.
Course looks at ethical decisions made in an historical context.
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|Course Format: Seminar||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (AMST)
||Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
Bellamy, LOOKING BACKWARD
Brooke, THE REFINER'S FIRE
Brundage, A SOCIALIST UTOPIA IN THE NEW SOUTH
Hawthorne, THE BLITHEDALE ROMANCE
Guarneri, THE UTOPIAN ALTERNATIVE
Hayden, THE GRAND DOMESTIC REVOLUTION
Stein, THE SHAKER EXPERIENCE IN AMERICA
|Examinations and Assignments: |
Weekly response 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.
|Instructor(s): Hill,Patricia R. Times: .....F. 01:10PM-04:00PM; Location: CAMS 2; |
|Total Enrollment Limit: 15||SR major: 0||JR major: 1|| || |
|Seats Available: 3||GRAD: 0||SR non-major: 2||JR non-major: 0||SO: 12||FR: 0|
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