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
Autobiography   John Smith (1580-1631)              William Bradford (1590-1657)        John Winthrop (1588-1649)      Mary Rowlandson (c. 1635-1711)      Samuel Sewall (1652-1730)
Poetry                      Puritan Poetry:Anne Bradstreet and Edward Taylor                               Elizabeth Ashbridge (1713-55)
Autobiography   Jonathan Edwards (1703-58)

Period II: 1760-1830 – Revolutionary and Romantic   Introduction
Essay                     Benjamin Franklin (1706-90)                         Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826)                                            John Woolman (1720-72)
Autobiography          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)           Samson Occom (1723-92)      
Fiction                  Washington Irving (1783-1859)                  James Fennimore Cooper (1789-1851)          

Period III:  1830-65 – The American Renaissance           Introduction
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 
Autobiography           Frederick Douglass (1818-95)           Harriet Ann Jacobs (1813-97)
Poetry                Walt Whitman (1819-92)                                   Emily Dickinson (1830-86)

Period IV: Realism and Naturalism (1865-1920)            Introduction
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)   
Poetry                   Edward Arlington Robinson (1869-1935)

Period V: 1920-1965 – American Modern                       Introduction
Essay                      Gertrude Stein (1874-1946)
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)
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)
Drama                   Eugene O’Neill (1888-1953)                    
                                  Tennessee Williams  (1911-83)                        
                                  Arthur Miller (1915-2005)

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—
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
Autobiography           Allen Ginsberg (1926-97)                N. Scott Momaday (1934—          
Drama                 Edward Albee  (1928—