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Faculty of Philology
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Grao en Inglés: Estudos Lingüísticos e Literarios
  North American Literature 1
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1. The Literature of the Colonial and Republican periods: 1620-1820

1.1. Captives of/in the New World: Puritans and Native-Americans

Mary Rowlandson, A Narrative of the Captivity and Restoration of Mrs. Mary Rowlandson.

1.2. Becoming American

Thomas Jefferson, “The Declaration of Independence”.
J. Hector St. John de Crévecoeur, Letters from an American Farmer (selections)
Benjamin Franklin, The Autobiography (Parts One & Two).
Thomas Jefferson, “The Declaration of Independence”.
Washington Irving, “Rip Van Winkle”.
2. The American "Renaissance": 1820-1865

2.1. America and American identity
Ralph Waldo Emerson, "The American Scholar"
Nathaniel Hawthorne, The Scarlet Letter

2.2. Captive selves / captivated selves

Edgar Allan Poe, "The Fall of the House of Usher"
Walt Whitman, "Song of Myself"
Herman Melville, "Benito Cereno"
Frederick Douglass, Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave.
Emily Dickinson, selected poems
3. American crisis: realism and regionalism after the Civil War 3.1. America in conflict

Mark Twain, Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
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