• Course Outcomes (COs)

    1. CO-1.   Students will comprehend poetry and novels in American literature up to the Civil War.

CO-2.   Students will survey the prominent literary movements of America up to the Civil War.

CO-3.   Students will be able to describe the features of representative texts.

CO-4. Students will understand the major work of James Fenimore Cooper, Harriet Beecher Stowe and Nathaniel Hawthorne

CO-5. Students will be able to interpret and critically appreciate early American poetry.

  • Syllabus: 

             Unit 1. Historical Romance: James Fenimore Cooper (1789-1851) – The Last of the Mohicans (1826)

             Unit 2. Sentimental novel: Harriet Beecher Stowe (1811- 96) Uncle Tom’s Cabin (1852)

(Note: The course is equally shared with the Contributory Teacher. S/He dealt with the remaining two units of the Course: Unit 2. Sentimental novel Harriet Beecher Stowe (1811 96) and Unit 4. Early American Poetry (including the Fireside Poets))

  • Reference Books:

  1. Ford, Boris (ed.). The New Pelican Guide to English Literature, Vol.9: American Literature. London: Penguin, 1995.
  2. Gray, Richard. A History of American Literature. 2nded. Chichester, West Sussex: Blackwell, 2012.
  3. Crane, Gregg. The Cambridge Introduction to the 19th Century American Novel. Cambridge: CUP, 2007.
  4. Lauter, Paul (ed.). A Companion to American Literature and Culture. Oxford: Blackwell, 2010.
  5. Millington, Richard H., Ed. The Cambridge Companion to Nathaniel Hawthorne. Cambridge: CUP, 2004.