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American Literature : American Gothic

Faculté de gestion: Faculté des lettres

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

Période de validité: 2013 -> 2013

Pas d'horaire défini.

Séminaire

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

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

Objectif

Strengthening skills in literary and cultural analysis. Learning about the tradition of American Gothic literature

Contenu

This 3rd year BA class aims at introducing students to the tradition of the American Gothic, starting with Charles Brockden Brown and continuing up to Morrison's Beloved. We will be focusing specifically on the way the American Gothic explores ideological contradictions and tensions in American culture, performing subtle and indirect political critique, probing problems in the American body politic and social norms. Authors that we examine include Edgar Allan Poe, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Louisa May Alcott, and Toni Morrison.

Evaluation

Two take-home written assignments of 1500 words each, and oral presentation or group discussion. An extended essay option for 6 credits is possible.

Bibliographie

Toni Morrison, Beloved ; Charlotte Perkins Gilman, « The Yellow Wallpaper, » Louisa May Alcott, « Behind a Mask, » Charles Brockden Brown, excerpts from Wieland, stories by Poe, Hawthorne and others.

Informations supplémentaires

http://www.unil.ch/angl

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