LT203-5-FY-CO: United States Literature Since 1850
Department: Literature, Film, and Theatre Studies
Essex credit: 30
ECTS credit: 15
Available to Study Abroad / Exchange Students: Yes
Full Year Module Available to Study Abroad / Exchange Students for a Single Term: Yes
Outside Option: Yes
Dr Owen Robinson
Dr Jordan Savage
LiFTS General Office - email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Telephone 01206 872626
|Module is taught during the following terms
This module examines some of the major texts, problems, and issues of United States literature since the middle of the nineteenth century. Attention will be focused, first and last, on the individual texts. However, these texts will be discussed with reference to such issues as the relationship between American writing and American history and wider culture, American 'difference' and differences within American society, nationalism and regionalism, and conflicts of race and gender. The first term will consist of canonical texts that all the classes will study, while in the second term classes will study a range of different directions from across the varied spectrum of U.S. literature.
See ORB for full details.
Learning and Teaching Methods
Weekly lecture (one hour) and weekly class (of one hour).
50 per cent Coursework Mark, 50 per cent Exam Mark
15% Essay 1 + 30% Essay 2 + 5% participation mark
Essay 1 will have 2000 words; Essay 2 will have 3500-4000 words
Exam Duration and Period
3:00 during Summer Examination period.
Available to those who already have some foundation in nineteenth-century US literature.
BA English and United States Literature students, BA United States and Latin American Literature students
- See the ORB for each year's reading lists
External Examiner Information
- Name: Dr James Procter
Institution: The University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne
Academic Role: Reader in Modern English and Postcolonial Literatures