The Poe and Hawthorne graduate seminar will be offered this summer, from June 23rd to July 26. It will meet every day from 9:45am to 11:15am.
The syllabus will be much like the one used the last time I taught the seminar. You can find it with the Poe link on the right.
There will be two differences, however. Because of the short time frame, we will focus much more on shorter works than on longer ones. Not one of the Hawthorne novels will be assigned. His short fiction is pretty good, and well worth all the study, so this is no great loss.
Graduate students will also be free to propose alternate writing assignments. Not everyone will write the standard 25-page academic article.