Howard Sklar, PhD

University Lecturer

Department of Modern Languages (English Philology)

University of Helsinki


Docent in Literary Studies, with a Special Emphasis in Narrative Theory (University of Tampere)

Literature Survey II (Spring 2019)

(formerly Introduction to American Literature)


This course is primarily a survey of American literature from the Colonial period to the present. The course covers a wide variety of literature, including prose fiction, poetry, plays, lectures, speeches and graphic novels.  Students will also be introduced to representative works by English-language writers from places other than the United States and Great Britain.


For the list of required readings, please see the syllabus on the course Moodle site.


The course is required for completion of intermediate studies for the BA degree.