# Survey of American Literature: Eng 254

Click here: This file contains overheads summarizing movements in American Literature in terms of dates; contexts; types of literature; authors associated with the movements; common thematic strands; roles of science, nature, and God; views of humanity; and belief in fate or free will. The file also includes questions scholars should ask themselves (and each other) regarding the thinking this type of summarizing requires, as well as asking students to challenge the essentializing evident here.