"If we encounter a man of rare intellect, we should ask him what books he reads."
-Ralph Waldo Emerson
This semester, we will be exploring American literature beginning with Native American poetry, and ending with 20th century short stories. We will explore several major works, along with many smaller supplementary pieces. Be prepared to read every night, and meaningfully contribute to class discussions and activities daily. It is absolutely essential that you read in order to keep up with the pace of this course. Regular reading quizzes will be administered to hold you accountable for the assigned reading. As mentioned in your syllabus and in class, any hand-written notes may always be used on quizzes in class.
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Major Works Include