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Archived Curricula Guide 2011–2012
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ENGFA2C American Literature II: 1900 to the Present 4 ECTS

Learning outcomes

To introduce students to the concepts of “Modernism” and “Americanness”, and the central literary texts, themes and genres of the time period. To further improve academic, theory-based ways of reading.

Contents

An overview of American literature from the beginning of the twentieth-century to the present day in its historical, cultural and social contexts, with special emphasis on the concepts of “Modernism”, “Postmodernism” and “Americanness”, 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

English

Modes of study

Essay/exam.

Evaluation and evaluation criteria

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

Study materials

A selection of texts plus two novels or plays. 

Belongs to following study modules

School of Language, Translation and Literary Studies
Intermediate Studies (English Philology)
School of Language, Translation and Literary Studies
2011–2012
Teaching
Archived Teaching Schedule. Please refer to current Teaching Shedule.
School of Language, Translation and Literary Studies