American Literature in the Core

These classes DO NOT need to be taken in order.

ENGL 2250 Survey of American Literature Before 1865

American FlagThis course focuses on American Literary works from the pre-colonial era through the Civil War, including a variety of genres, such as letters, sermons, as well as fiction and poetry.

Requirements: Course requirements will vary by instructor but may include a mid-term and a final examination, short and/or major written assignments, in-class presentations, and quizzes.

Readings: Readings will vary by instructor, but will be drawn from works and authors from the Pre-Colonial, Colonial, and early Nineteenth-Century periods. These authors could include John Smith, Phillis Wheatley, Washington Irving, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Edgar Allan Poe, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Henry David Thoreau, Walt Whitman, Frederick Douglass, and Emily Dickinson.


ENGL 2260 Survey of American Literature After 1865

American FlagThis course focuses on American Literary works from the Civil War through the contemporary era in the context of historical, philosophical, and cultural changes since the nineteenth century.

Requirements: Course requirements will vary by instructor but may include a mid-term and a final examination, short and/or major written assignments, in-class presentations, and quizzes.

Readings: Readings will vary by instructor, but will be drawn from works and authors from the post-Civil War, Twentieth-Century and Contemporary periods. These authors could include Mark Twain, W. E. B. DuBois, Robert Frost, Wallace Stevens, William Carlos Williams, William Faulkner, Ernest Hemingway, Langston Hughes, Gwendolyn Brooks, Flannery O’Connor, and David Mamet.

For more information

Susana Morris

Susana Morris, Associate Professor
Coordinator of Core Literature
smm0006@auburn.edu
9004 Haley Center
(334) 844-9004

Office Hours

  • Tuesday 11-12:30
  • Thursday 11-12:30

Last Updated: October 23, 2013