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Introduction to New American Studies

Faculté de gestion: Faculté des lettres

Responsable(s): Agnieszka Soltysik Monnet
Intervenant(s): -

Période de validité: 2013 -> 2013

Pas d'horaire défini.

Cours-Séminaire

Semestre d'automne
2 heures par semaine
28 heures par semestre

Langue(s) d'enseignement: anglais
Public: Oui
Crédits: 0

Objectif

The aim of this course is to introduce students to the major themes and methods of New American Studies, a theoretically-informed, comparativist and socially engaged recent development within American Studies. We will examine the role of language, myth and ideology in American cultural politics, focusing on issues such as imperialism, religion, multiculturalism, feminism and race. The corpus will include films, literary texts and readings from the textbook, American Cultural Studies (available at Basta!). The readings for the course will be supplemented by three guest lectures linked to the class (Donald Pease, Judith Butler, and Will Kaufman).

Evaluation

Validation of the cours will depend on a short midterm assignment (2-4 pages) and a longer final essay of 10-12 pages. Students will also prepare an oral presentation and questions for class discussion.
SPEC in New American Studies students will need to complete a special assignment.

Informations supplémentaires

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