English and drama

American Literature Since 1890: Part II

Module code: Q3172DM
Level 5
15 credits in spring teaching
Teaching method: Seminar
Assessment modes: Not yet finalised

This module will introduce significant and canonical texts by American writers produced since 1945. We will be analysing the working of class, gender and race in these texts and the way these concerns translate into literary form as well as how they might relate to changes in American society. We will explore many of the social and cultural issues associated with American modernity and post-modernist aesthetics through our study of literature, to see the different ways in which writers tackle the important questions of their time.