- Students will practice reading closely literary texts, films, speeches, newspaper clippings
- Will gain knowledge of certain key historical, social and political events that influenced American literary and cultural production
- Will re-evaluate and re-assess certain important notions on the basis of the themes examined in class (race, gender etc.) and other socio-political developments.
Course Content (Syllabus)
This interdisciplinary course will set to explore some central themes and concepts that define American literature and culture from 1914 till the present day by shedding light on certain historical and political facts. Topics to be studied include: Land/Immigration, Native Americans, Gender, Urbanism, Technology, Race/African Americans, Politics, Ecology, 9/11 etc. Texts: literary and cultural texts (speeches, songs, poems, essays, lyrics); films and photographs.
literature, culture, politics, history, environment (urban and natural), race, gender, technology
Additional bibliography for study
Επιλογή υλικό από τα παρακάτω βασικά συγγράμματα:
Gustafson, Sandra M. The Norton Anthology of American Literature 1865-1914. Vol. C. 9th Ed (2017).
Loeffelholz, Mary, editor. The Norton Anthology of American Literature 1914-1945. Vol. D. 9th Ed (2017).
Levine, Robert S., editor. The Norton Anthology of American Literature since 1945. Vol. E. 9th Ed (2017).
Temperley, Howard, and Christopher Bigsby. A New Introduction to American Studies (2006) ebook.
Επιπλέον δευτερογενείς πηγές:
Anzaldua, Gloria. Bordelands: the new mestizo = La frontera (1987).
Bloom, Harold. Black American Women Poets and Dramatists (1996).
Bradbury, Malcolm, and Howard Temperley. Introduction to American Studies (1998).
Breidlid, Anders, et. Al. American Culture: An Anthology of Civilization Texts (2004).
Castillo-Speed, Lillian. Latina: Women’s Voices from the Borderlands (1995).
Jarab, Josef, et al. America in the Course of Human Events (2006).
Hodges, Adam, and Chad Nilep. Discourse, War and Terrorism (2007).
Leak, Jeffrey. Racial Myths and Masculinity in African American Literature (2005).
Lee, Martyn J. The Consumer Society Reader (2000).
Markey, Janice. A New Tradition? The Poetry of Sylvia Plath, Anne Sexton, and Adrienne Rich (1988).
Nabokov, Peter. Native American Testimony: A Chronicle of Indian-White Relations from Prophecy to the Present 1492-2000 (1999).
Porter, Joy. The Cambridge Companion to Native American Literature (2005).
Temperley, Howard, and Christopher Bigsby. A New Introduction to American Studies (2006).