Discussing select exemplary texts, the course reviews American literary and cultural history from colonial times through the immediate present. Participants are expected to have acquired a solid and broad knowledge of American literary and cultural history and theory in the course of their studies by attending both mandatory and additional courses. The review course builds in particular on the two Proseminare in American literature and the lecture course American Literary History. Course text: Baym, Nina, et al., eds. The Norton Anthology of American Literature. 8th ed. New York: Norton, 2012. Print. Course requirement: presentation. Credit requirement: presentation handout / ppt. Details will be announced in the first session.