BA Literature and Art History options
Year 2, Component 03
(LT248-5-AU and LT249-5-SP) or LT203-5-FY or LT204-5-FY
"I, too, sing America": Identity, Diversity, and Voice in United States Literature
What are the major US texts since 1850? And what problems are connected to them? Study a varied spectrum of US literature, looking at issues such as the relationship between American writing and history, American “difference” and differences within American society, nationalism and regionalism, and conflicts of race and gender.
How can texts be read and interpreted using the thinking of Marx? What about Freud or de Saussure? Or Derrida and Said? Study literature, theatre, and film using these key thinkers. Analyse their approaches both historically and institutionally, and understand the importance of theoretical and methodological material to your studies.
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