American Literature 1914-present

 
Course code:
L_ELBALES211
Period:
Period 2
Credits:
6.0
Language of tuition:
English
Faculty:
Faculteit der Geesteswetenschappen
Coordinator:
dr. B. Brink
Examinator:
dr. B. Brink
Lecturers:
dr. B. Brink
Teaching method(s):
Seminar
Level:
200

Course objective

Students become acquainted with the major developments and a number of
key texts (novels, short stories, drama, poetry) in American literature
from 1900 to the present.

Course content

This course has a twofold focus in its discussion of American literature
from 1900 to the present. For one, we will highlight successive literary
waves, such as realism, modernism, and postmodernism. In addition, we
will draw connections between fiction on the one hand, and historical
context and identity politics on the other.

Form of tuition

Seminar meetings, 3 x 2 hours per week.

Type of assessment

Final essay

Course reading

To be announced.

Target audience

This course is part of the Bachelor's program English: Literature and
Society, and of the minor package American Studies. Students from other
Bachelor's programs and minor packages are welcome.

Registration procedure

There is limited seating for this course. Priority will be given to
students of the Bachelor's program English: Literature and Society, and
the minor package American Studies. Students from other Bachelor's
programs are initially placed on a waiting list.

Remarks

The level of English in this course is high.

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