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Contemporary American Literature

Faculté de gestion: Faculté des lettres

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

Période de validité: 2016 -> 2016

Pas d'horaire défini.


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

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


Evaluation: Students will either submit a final essay OR complete two written assignments during the semester which consist of answering several short-essay questions. The student may choose which mode of evaluation she/he prefers. In addition to this written component, every student must sign up for one discussion topic and prepare questions and lead a small-group discussion on a given day.

Exigences du cursus d'études

Students must have taken at least one explication de text course and completed it before spring 2015.

Informations supplémentaires


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