|Title||ΑΜΕΡΙΚΑΝΙΚΗ ΛΟΓΟΤΕΧΝΙΑ ΚΑΙ ΠΟΛΙΤΙΣΜΟΣ ΙΙ: ΑΠΟ ΤΟΝ ΜΟΝΤΕΡΝΙΣΜΟ ΜΕΧΡΙ ΣΗΜΕΡΑ / AMERICAN LITERATURE AND CULTURE: FROM MODERN TIMES TO THE PRESENT|
|School||English Language and Literature|
|Cycle / Level||1st / Undergraduate|
Programme of Study: 2018-2019
Registered students: 217
|Academic Year||2019 – 2020|
|Class ID|| |
|1. a||Efthymia lydia Roupakia|
|2. b||Tatiani Rapatzikou|
Type of the Course
- Scientific Area
Specific Foundation / Core
Mode of Delivery
- Face to face
- Distance learning
Digital Course Content
The course is also offered to exchange programme students.
Language of Instruction
- English (Instruction, Examination)
There are not prerequesites for this course.
- 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.
- Apply knowledge in practice
- Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
- Adapt to new situations
- Work autonomously
- Work in teams
- Work in an international context
- Work in an interdisciplinary team
- Appreciate diversity and multiculturality
- Be critical and self-critical
- Advance free, creative and causative thinking
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
Educational Material Types
- Slide presentations
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
- Use of ICT in Course Teaching
- Use of ICT in Communication with Students
- Use of ICT in Student Assessment
Online material made available via the American Studies Resource Portal as well as documentaries/interviews via youtube. As regards communication with the students, this is always carried out via email or the online posting of various announcements.
-Online material made available via the American Studies Resource Portal (www.asrp.gr)as well as documentaries/interviews via youtube. -As regards communication with the students, this is always carried out via email or the online posting of various announcements. -The elearning platform is used for the uploading of all course material as well as for the submission of the student essays. - The course was examined online for the first time in June and September 2020 via the elearning platform (recommended method: Quiz with open ended questions).
Student Assessment methods
- Written Exam with Extended Answer Questions (Summative)
- Written Assignment (Formative)
- Performance / Staging (Formative)
- Report (Formative)
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).