LiteratureLIT 112F Ralph Waldo Emerson and the Poetics of American Capitalism

Through close readings of essays, poems, and critical studies, examines how the vision of cultural poetics, strong selfhood, and will to national sublimity of Emerson represents the creative-destructive dynamics of American capitalism. Manifest destiny, imperial subjectivity, class, and globalization are issues. Critical approach designations: Canons, Histories. Distribution requirement: Poetry.