ENGC12H3 Individualism and Community in American Literature

An exploration of the tension in American literature between two conflicting concepts of self. We will examine the influence on American literature of the opposition between an abstract, "rights-based," liberal-individualist conception of the self and a more traditional, communitarian sense of the self as determined by inherited regional, familial, and social bonds.

Prerequisite: 

Any 6.0 credits

Recommended Preparation: 
Enrolment Limits: 
45
Breadth Requirements: 
Arts, Literature & Language