English 158A - Spring, 2016

The American Novel to 1900

Class Information

Instructor: Wallis, Bryan
CRN: 42607
Time: TR 12:10-1:30
Location: 118 Olson


    This course will survey 18th and 19th century American novels. 18th century topics will include the captivity narrative with Catherine Maria Sedgwick's Hope Leslie and the early American gothic with Charles Brockden Brown's Wieland. We will also focus on 19th century naturalism and utopianism with works such as Stephen Crane's Maggie: A Girl of the Streets and Edward Bellamy's Looking Backward: 2000-1887.


    Wieland, Charles Brockden Brown
    Hope Leslie, Or, Early Times in the Massachusetts, Catharine Maria Sedgwick
    Charlotte Temple, Susanna Rowson
    Looking Backward: 2000-1887, Edward Bellamy
    Maggie: A Girl of the Streets, Stephen Crane
    Typee, Herman Melville
    The Gilded Age, Mark Twain and Charles Dudley Warner
    McTeague, Frank Norris