Eng 342 Literature of New England

Course Description:

Prerequisite:ENG100 and a 100 or 200-level literature course

Writers reflecting the distinctive culture and ambiance of New England, including Thoreau, Hawthorne, Dickenson, Stowe, Frost, Jewett, Freeman.


This class covered one of my English major requirements and I took it because I thought I would like the materials. I found that this class was informative of early New England, but was hard to connect to even for a New Englander. While I understood the need to start from the beginning and the earlier works to understand the basis for other writers, I thought that it would have been beneficial to read more modern literature along with the older literature.   I also felt that we missed many important New England writers and skipped over New England poets like frost entirely. At the end I felt that I didn’t really learn anything new from this course.

Final Grade: B

Sample Assignments:

Credits: 3.00


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