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Introduction to New American Studies - P

Faculté de gestion: Faculté des lettres

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

Période de validité: 2014 -> 2015

Pas d'horaire défini.

Cours-Séminaire

Semestre de printemps
2 heures par semaine
28 heures par semestre

Langue(s) d'enseignement: anglais
Public: Oui
Crédits: 5.00

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 (Neil Campbell, available at Basta!). The readings for the course will be supplemented by guest lectures linked to the class.

Evaluation

Class presentation (individual or in small groups) ; 4000-word research essay.

Bibliographie

American Cultural Studies: An Introduction to American Culture, Neil Campbell and Alasdair Kean, eds.

Exigences du cursus d'études

C1

Informations supplémentaires

http://www.unil.ch/angl/

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