THE AMERICAN NOVEL IN THE 19th CENTURY

Course Information
TitleΑΜΕΡΙΚΑΝΙΚΟ ΜΥΘΙΣΤΟΡΗΜΑ 19ου ΑΙΩΝΑ / THE AMERICAN NOVEL IN THE 19th CENTURY
CodeΛογ7-465
FacultyPhilosophy
SchoolEnglish Language and Literature
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter/Spring
CommonNo
StatusActive
Course ID600008098

Programme of Study: 2018-2019

Registered students: 0
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
KORMOSElective CoursesWinter/Spring-6

Class Information
Academic Year2016 – 2017
Class PeriodSpring
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours3
Total Hours39
Class ID
600067868
Type of the Course
  • Scientific Area
Course Category
Specific Foundation / Core
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
Erasmus
The course is also offered to exchange programme students.
Language of Instruction
  • English (Instruction, Examination)
Prerequisites
General Prerequisites
Good knowledge of English. The student must have had a survey course pf merican literature. Suitable for juniors and seniors.
Learning Outcomes
The purpose of this class is to analyze seminal texts by 19th century American writers. It will focus primarily but not exclusively on Nathaniel Hawthorne, Herman Melville, Henry James, Mark Twain, Stephen Crane, Kate Chopin and others. It will argue the centrality of novels such as The Scarlet Letter in the development of American literature; it will discuss the importance of “Benito Cereno” and Huck Finn in the discussion of race relations and it will draw attention to The Awakening as a proto-feminist text. At the same time, it will connect such texts with the literary currents of the second half of the 19th century, but also with American traditional modes of writing.
General Competences
  • Make decisions
  • Generate new research ideas
  • Appreciate diversity and multiculturality
  • Be critical and self-critical
Course Content (Syllabus)
All texts are from the Norton Anthology of American Literature 8th edition, volumes B and C. Nathaniel Hawthorne. The Scarlet Letter (1850). Herman Melville. “Benito Cereno” (1855-56). Mark Twain. Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1884). Kate Chopin. The Awakening (1899).
Educational Material Types
  • Book
Course Organization
ActivitiesWorkloadECTSIndividualTeamworkErasmus
Lectures1506
Reading Assigment
Exams
Total1506
Student Assessment
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Extended Answer Questions (Formative, Summative)
Last Update
15-02-2016