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ENGFP2A American Literature I: 1620-1900 4 ECTS

Learning outcomes

To introduce students to the central literature, literary and non-literary texts, themes and genres of the period, and to academic, theory-based ways of reading literary texts.


An overview of the concept of “America” and American literature from native traditions and the colonial period to the end of the 19th century in its historical, cultural and social contexts through the reading of a selection of representative texts.
Classes include lectures and follow-up tutorials, with small-group work based on the study materials.

Teaching language


Modes of study

Essay or written exam.

Evaluation and evaluation criteria

Numeric 1-5.
On the basis of the essay or exam.

Study materials

A compilation of texts (available from the subject), plus one or two novels.

Belongs to following study modules

School of Language, Translation and Literary Studies
Basic Studies (English Philology)
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School of Language, Translation and Literary Studies