AMERICAN  CIVILIZATION     

INTRODUCTION          SYLLABUS                           PROJECTS

STUDY GUIDES              American History           American Culture           American Literature        American Autobiography        Native-American Autobioghraphy       American Cinema

LECTURES                         READINGS                         DISCUSSION

HISTORY                           (Ancient-Postclassical-E Modern-19th-20th)       POL(Government-Military)       SOC(Class-Gender)       ECO(Innovation-Trade)       CUL(Sci-Art-Rel-Phi-Lit)
CULTURE                          (Ancient-Postclassical-E Modern-19th-20th )      VERBAL(Lit-Lng-Script-Myth-Folklore)      VISUAL(Pnt-Sclp-Arch)       PERFORMING(Dnc-Mus-Thea-Cin)           
LITERATURE                                                                     (E Modern-19th-20th)        GENRES  ( Poetry - Drama - Fiction - Autobiography -Essay )
CIVILIZATION                Ancient (His-Cul)            Postclassical(His-Cul)         Early Modern(His-Cul-Lit)                 19th Century(His-Cul-Lit)                  20th Century(His-Cul-Lit)

LITERARY  ENCYCLOPEDIA        (Authors-Works-Characters)

Pre-Colonial         Introduction                                                          Indian Oral Literature                                                               Alvar Cabeza de Vaca (c. 1490-c. 1557)

Colonial to 1760
Poetry                      Puritan Poetry:Anne Bradstreet and Edward Taylor                                                                                     Elizabeth Ashbridge (1713-55)
Autobiography   John Smith (1580-1631)                                John Winthrop (1588-1649)                                                 William Bradford (1590-1657)     
                                     Mary Rowlandson (c. 1635-1711)            Samuel Sewall (1652-1730)                                                  Jonathan Edwards (1703-58)
                                                                           
Period II: 1760-1830 – Revolutionary and Romantic   Introduction
Essay                     Benjamin Franklin (1706-90)                         John Woolman (1720-72)                                                       Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826)                                            
Autobiography     Samson Occom (1723-92)                          Olaudah Equiano (1745-97)                                                  J. Hector St. John de Crevecoeur (1735-1813)       
                                 John and Abigail Adams (1735-1826, 1744-1818)    Phillis Wheatley (c. 1753-1784)       Henry Rowe Schoolcraft (1793-1864) & Jane Johnston Schoolcraft (1800-43)    
Fiction                  Washington Irving (1783-1859)                  James Fennimore Cooper (1789-1851)          

Period III:  1830-65 – The American Renaissance           Introduction
Poetry                 Walt Whitman (1819-92)                                   Emily Dickinson (1830-86)
Autobiography Harriet Ann Jacobs (1813-97)                      Frederick Douglass (1818-95)
Essay                   Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-82)                   Margaret Fuller (1810-50)                                                     Henry David Thoreau (1817-62)    
Fiction                Nathaniel Hawthorne (1804-64)                    THE SCARLET LETTER    -    THE HOUSE OF SEVEN GABLES
                                Edgar Allan Poe (1809-49)                               
                                Fanny Fern                                                                                     
                                Harriet Beecher Stowe (1811-96)      
                                Herman Melville (1819-91)                            MOBY DICK    -    BENITO CERENO    -    THE CONFIDENCE MAN 
        
Period IV: Realism and Naturalism (1865-1920)           Introduction
Poetry                 Edward Arlington Robinson (1869-1935)
Fiction                 Mark Twain (1835-1910)                                HUCKLEBERRY FINN                                    William Dean Howells (1837-1920)            
                                 Henry James (1843-1916)                            THE PORTRAIT OF A LADY
                                 Regionalism                                                           
                                 Edith Wharton (1862-1937)                       THE REEF     
                                 W.E.B. Du Bois (1868-1963)
                                 Booth Tarkington (1869-1946)                  THE TURMOIL    -    THE MAGNIFICIENT AMBERSONS    -    SEVENTEEN    -    ALICE ADAMS
                                 Frank Norris (1870-1902)                            
                                 Stephen Crane (1871-1900)                       
                                 Theodore Dreiser (1871-1945)                
                                 Paul Laurence Dunbar (1872-1906)     
                                Jack London (1876-1916)   

Period V: 1920-1965 – American Modern                       Introduction
Poetry                 Robert Frost (1874-1963)                            Vachel Lindsay (1879-1931)                                Wallace Stevens (1879-1955)                   William Carlos Williams (1883-1963)
                                Ezra Pound (1885-1972)                               T. S. Eliot (1888-1965)                                              E.E. Cummings (1894-1962)                       Langston Hughes (1902-67)
Essay                   Gertrude Stein (1874-1946)
Drama                 Eugene O’Neill (1888-1953)
                               Tennessee Williams (1911-83)
                               Arthur Miller (1915-2005)
Fiction                Sherwood Anderson (1876-1941)        
                               Zora Neale Hurston (1891-1960)                  
                               F. Scott Fitzgerald (1896-1940)                THE GREAT GATSBY    -    TENDER IS THE NIGHT                
                               William Faulkner (1897-1962)                  LIGHT IN AUGUST    -    AS I LAY DYING
                               Ernest Hemingway (1899-1961)              FOR WHOM THE BELLS TOLLS    -    THE OLD MAN AND THE SEA
                               John Steinbeck (1902-1968)                      THE GRAPES OF WRATH    -    EAST OF EDEN    -    OF MICE AND MEN    -    TRAVELS WITH CHARLEY                                     
                               Richard Wright (1908-60)

Period VI: 1965-Present – Post-Modern                         Introduction
Poetry                  Elizabeth Bishop (1911-79)                       Robert Lowell (1917-77)                                        Gwendolyn Brooks (1917-2000)                      Richard Wilbur (1921—
                                 Adrienne Rich (1929—                                  Gary Snyder (1930—                                                 Marilynne Robinson (1943—
Autobiography Allen Ginsberg (1926-97)                          N. Scott Momaday (1934—
Drama                  Edward Albee (1928—
Fiction                 Ralph Ellison (1914-94)                               
                                 Carson McCullers (1917-1967)               BALLAD OF THE SAD CAFE    -    THE HEART I9S A LONELY HUNTER    -   
                                 J. D. Salinger (1919- 2010)                          THE CATCHER IN THE RYE
                                 Kurt Vonnegut (1922-2007)                               
                                Joseph Heller (1923-1999)                         CATCH - 22
                                 Norman Mailer (1923-2007)                     James Baldwin (1924-87)                                      
                                 Flannery O’Connor (1925-64)        
                                 Maxine Hong Kingston (1940—             
                                 Alice Walker (1944-
                                 David Foster Wallace(1962-2008)         INFINITE TEST    -    THE PALE KING