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.
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
To be announced.
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.
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.
The level of English in this course is high.