This course was run on edX.org during the Winter of 2016. All materials on this WordPress site are now available as a guide for individual study of the authors of the American Renaissance. While we have no current plans offer the course again in the future, we encourage both the edX community and new learners to continue their engagement with the course and each other via this WordPress site, our social media outlets (listed at the bottom of this page), and the comments on our YouTube channel.
Welcome to the American Renaissance!
Get started with the Course Readings.
After you have completed the readings, view the videos here.
You may also find these videos helpful to begin thinking about the American Renaissance.
One cornerstone of the American Renaissance is its contested relationship to the idea of American Exceptionalism. This video explores why American Exceptionalism is relevant both for the 19th Century and today.
How does Dartmouth preserve, research, and provide access to the archive of 19th century literary artifacts? This video conversation with Professor Jed Dobson and Special Collections Librarian Jay Satterfield examines why this access is important and how Dartmouth is moving forward in this effort.
This video explores the significance of genre to an understanding of 19th century American literary text.
When and how did you first begin to read and study American Literature? What works struck you as particularly powerful?