lecture notes




organization: mostly chronology + extra class



instructor has taught course maybe a dozen times--1st grad seminar in 1992

doctoral training and dissertation in American Renaissance


American Renaissance as 1 of 2 greatest periods in American literature

area of specialization in doctoral studies; published several articles and book on related subjects;


studying so long that easy to forget that even well-read people never heard of people I think are important

also what keep learning keeps feeling current





online texts--how to manage? (Textbook ordered has most of our texts in it, so let me know if you use it)

Last of the Mohicans -- only reading selections, frees up other texts for inclusion

esp. women's texts






By Monday, I'll email everyone a link to the webpage & a start on the presentation schedule

2008 presentation schedule

If you see problems, reply by email or mention in class next Thursday