ENGL 6708

ENGL 6708

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This course centers on the English-language fictions created about the so-called "New World" in the period just prior to the first English settlements, and on the discourses that followed in their wake: the poetry, narratives, and oral traditions that were produced by or circulated among settlers, indentured and enslaved laborers, and indigenous Americans for the hundred years or so after the first English settlements. We'll consider how these fictions shaped, legitimated, and sometimes critiqued the political and social realities of colonization and settlement. And we'll also explore creative and archival efforts that have sought to redress the fictions of the "new world." This course will provide students with an introduction to archival research in rare and manuscripts collections.

When Offered Spring.

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  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17742 ENGL 6708   SEM 101

  • Instruction Mode: In Person