This subject will firstly introduce students to American literature through a survey of selected early writing and an overview of selected prose fiction and poetry from the Nineteenth and Twentieth century, concentrating finally on the latter period. Various challenges to the literary canon will be explored so that students become aware of the cultural diversity which constitutes American writing.
School of Humanities and Social Sciences
The foundations of a national literature; Major thematic and stylistic developments in American fiction and poetry in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries; The influence major political, social and cultural changes have on literature; Theoretical positions and twentieth century literature.
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