I will be returning to teaching at 50% capacity and will teach the MA class, Introduction to New American Studies.
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). The readings for the course will be supplemented by guest lectures linked to the class.
PLEASE NOTE: My 2nd and 3rd year courses will be taught by Anna Iatsenko of Geneva University:
3rd year: African American Modernism (Harlem Renaissance) MONDAY 8:30 a.m.
2nd year: Explcation de textes: Toni Morrison MONDAY 10:15
2nd year course: Zora Neale Hurston’s Their Eyes Were Watching God
3rd year course: American War Literature
MA course: American Countercultures