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Contemporary American Literature

Responsible Faculty: Faculty of Arts

Teacher(s): Agnieszka Soltysik Monnet
Lecturer(s): -

Validity: 2016 -> 2016

No timetable defined.


Autumn semester
2 hours per week
28 hours per semester

Teaching language(s): English
Public: Yes
Credits: 0


The first objective of this class is to expose students to a range of recent North American fiction, with a focus on the heterogeneity of the current literary scene. In order to make sense of the diversity of texts we read, we will examine them through the critical lenses offered by concepts such as postmodernism, post postmodernism, ethnic American literature, regionalism, performativity, and gender. Secondly, we will think about the specificity of short fiction and its story-telling possibilities. This is possibly the most under-theorized genre in the prose repertoire, and so we will look at a few critical approaches to the short story.

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