15EJEJ49 - American Novel of the 20th Century

Course specification
Course title American Novel of the 20th Century
Acronym 15EJEJ49
Study programme English language and literature
Type of study first degree undergraduate academic studies
Lecturer (for classes)
Lecturer/Associate (for practice)
Lecturer/Associate (for OTC)
    ESPB 6.0 Status
    Condition none Oblik uslovljenosti
    The goal Students will learn about the major 20th century American novelists and their works.
    The outcome Students will be able to fully comprehend and conduct critical readings of the novels of the period, fully aware of the modernist context in which they were written.
    Contents of lectures American Modernism: social and historical context, main characteristics. F. Scott Fitzgerald: the Jazz Age story; E. Hemingway: the voice of the Lost Generation; W. Faulkner: Joknapatawpha Modernism; "Negro Renaissance"; Harlem School: Richard Wright; R.W. Elliison: Identities and History. The American Fifties, gender roles deconstruction: Sylvia Plath. American fiction at the end of the century.
    Contents of exercises Analyses of the chosen excerpts of the novels from the reading list
    1. Bradbury, Malcolm (1994) Modern American Novel. New York: Penguin Books. Elliott, Emory, gen.ed. (1988) Columbia History of American Literature. New York: Columbia U.P. Matthews, John T. (2009) A Companion to the Modern American Novel (1900-1950). Chichester: WileyBlackwell. Ruland Richard, Malcolm Bradbury (1991) From Puritanism to Postmodernism. New York: Penguin. Waugh, Patricia (2012) Feminine Fictions, Revisiting the Postmodern. New York: Routledge.
    Number of hours per week during the semester/trimester/year
    Lectures Exercises OTC Study and Research Other classes
    2 2
    Methods of teaching Lectures and seminars
    Knowledge score (maximum points 100)
    Pre obligations Points Final exam Points
    Activites during lectures 10 Test paper
    Practical lessons Oral examination 40
    Colloquia 30
    Seminars 20
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