A study of nineteenth-century American literary sentimentalism, with a particular focus on the movement's constitution of gender, power, and race. We will read such major bestselling novels as Harriet Beecher Stowe's Uncle Tom's Cabin and will also consider the impact of sentimentalism on other forms such as lyric poetry and the slave narrative. (Offered every other year). Prerequisite: Completion of at least one English Course.
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