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    Goucher College
   
 
  Nov 20, 2017
 
 
    
Goucher College 2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalogue
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HIS 242 - From Puritan Diaries to Oprah’s Book Club: Readers and Writers in American History (4 Cr.)

(ENG 242)
Using insights gleaned from various disciplines, this course examines the history of reading and writing in America. In particular, we will study how written texts are produced, disseminated, and consumed. Topics include: Indians and the discovery of print; the sentimental novel; slave narratives; religious readers; the making of an American literary canon; comic books in modern America; and, of course, Oprah’s book club. Prerequisites: HIS 210  or HIS 211  or sophomore standing. Spring semester. Hale.



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