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.
The following table summarises the assessment tasks for the online offering of LIT212 in Session 3 2019. Please note this is a guide only. Assessment tasks are regularly updated and can also differ to suit the mode of study (online or on campus).
The information contained in the CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: July 2020. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.