Previous Courses 2020-2021

FALL 2020

2nd year BA: Gilman and Chopin (introductory course on the analysis of prose narrative, focusing on the novel The Awakening by Kate Chopin and selected short stories by Charlotte Perkins Gilman, two early American feminist authors). See the  syllabus

3rd year BA: Contemporary American Literature (spanning from the 1970s to the present). See the syllabus

MA: Introduction to New American Studies (in-depth introduction to the theory and methodologies of New American Studies and American Cultural Studies, focusing on the role of national myths such as the Frontier, the classless society, and the ‘city upon a hill’, with special attention to the counterhegemonic role of African American culture, Border Theory, decolonial studies and Native American literature, queer theory and feminism.

See the Syllabus 2020


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2nd year BA: American Women Poets (introductory course to the study of poetry, focusing on women writers such as Emily Dickinson, H.D., Gertrude Stein, Sylvia Plath, Audre Lorde, Ntozake Shange) — aimed specifically at 2nd year students and focusing on technical aspects of reading and analysing poetry. 

3rd year BA: African American Literature (introductory course covering African American literature from the 19th century to the present; highly recommended for students wishing to participate in the Paris study trip on African American History and Culture on April 23-25, 2021-which unfortunately will not happen this year — next trip will be in 2022)

MA: Desert Wars in American Literature and Film (literature and film of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars from the 1990s to the present) — an advanced Master’s level course on American War culture and literature, focusing on the most recent wars in the Middle East and Afghanistan.