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Welcome to the companion blog of McMaster University’s English 2H06 American Literature course. Here you will find posts both directly and indirectly related to and inspired by the works discussed in lecture and tutorials. This is a space in which to explore the mobility and immediacy of American literature, to discuss the new and exciting ideas we’ll confront, and to explore how those works and ideas remain important today, as they manifest in our personal lives, popular cultures, political experiences, and more. I encourage everyone involved in English 2H06 to bring unique, daring, and imaginative ideas into conversation.

“…the truly imaginative are never otherwise than analytic.”

– Edgar Alan Poe, The Murders in the Rue Morgue (1841)

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