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Syllabus 2018-19 - 12212019 - Northamerican Literature (Literatura norteamericana)

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DEGREE: Grado en Estudios ingleses
FACULTY: FACULTY OF HUMAN SCIENCES AND EDUCATION

ACADEMIC YEAR: 2018-19
SYLLABUS
1. COURSE BASIC INFORMATION
NAME: Northamerican Literature
CODE: 12212019 ACADEMIC YEAR: 2018-19
LANGUAGE: English LEVEL: 3
ECTS CREDITS: 6.0 YEAR: 3 SEMESTER: SC
 
2. LECTURER BASIC INFORMATION
NAME: SÁNCHEZ CALLE, Mª PILAR
DEPARTMENT: U115 - FILOLOGÍA INGLESA
FIELD OF STUDY: 345 - FILOLOGÍA INGLESA
OFFICE NO.: D2 - 228 E-MAIL: psanchez@ujaen.es P: 953211827
WEBSITE: -
LANGUAGE: English LEVEL: 3
 
3. CONTENT DESCRIPTION

UNIT 1. FORMATIVE PERIOD: 1620-1836.

1.1. Colonization and Immigration. The French and Indian War.The Revolution. The New Republic.

1.2. Colonial Literature: Literary models and methods imported from Great Britain. The Puritan theory of style.

1.3. Towards a national literature: the frontier.

1.3. Towards a national literature: the frontier.

1.4. The Enlightenment. Newspapers, almanacs and magazines.

1.5. The beginnings of Romanticism.

UNIT 2. A NATIONAL LITERATURE IN NEW ENGLAND: 1836-1900.

2.1. Democratization of Politics. The Civil War. Reconstruction. Westward Expansion. Overseas Imperialism.

2.2. Transcendentalism.

2.3. Poetry of the Self.

2.4. Slavery.

2.5. Realism, naturalism, regionalism, local color and utopianism as transition movements.

2.5.1. Professional Women Writers.

UNIT 3. MODERN AGE: 1900-1945.

3. 1.The City. Industrialization. Capitalism. IWW. Migration to Europe. The Depression. The New Deal. IIWW.

3.2. Modernism and the Harlem Renaissance.

3.3. A Lost Generation.

3.4. Jazz Age and the Red Decade: The Agit-prop Theater.

3.5. The Southem Literary Renaissance.

UNIT 4. AFTER WORLD WAR II: THE GLOBAL VILLAGE.

4. 1. The CoId War. The Liberation movements. Vietnam. The Watergate Fiasco. War in the Middle East.

4.2. From Black Mountain to the Poetry of the Deep Image.

4.3. Broadway.

4.4. Fictional genres: from neorealism to postmodernism.

4.5. Ethnic Literatures and the canon.

4. COURSE DESCRIPTION AND TEACHING METHODOLOGY

Lectures will be devoted to the analysis of the social and historical background of the chosen authors and works. We will read several chapters from literary history books included in the bibliographical references and critical articles that will be digitalised and uploaded to the subject's website. Students's participation in class discussions with comments and questions  will be favoured. 

Practical sessions will focus on the reading and analysis of the selected works, which belong to different periods of American literature. Those texts are available in the library both in individual volumes and as part of anthologies. Students should read and analyse them before the session. 

Students with special educational needs should contact the Student Attention Service (Servicio de Atención y Ayudas al Estudiante) in order to receive the appropriate academic support

5. ASSESSMENT METHODOLOGY

The final mark includes:

a) Active participation in class discussions and group work

b) Final exam, where the following aspects will be evaluated:

-Students' knowledge about  American literary history since the beginnings till the contemporary age (Short questions and essay-like questions)

-Identification of the most relevant works and authors.

-Literary comments on a selection of texts.

c) A short essay will be written during a one-hour session. It will focus on a text previously read by the students.

The assessment procedure S1 develops competences CB4, E25 and G06. These competences lead to the learning outcome R22.

The assessment procedure S2 develops competences CB1, CB2, CB5, E12 and E23. These competences lead to learning outcomes R13 and R20.

The assessment procedure S3 develops competences CB3, G04 and G07. These competences lead to learning outcomes R04 and R07.

6. BOOKLIST
MAIN BOOKLIST:
  • The Norton anthology of American literature. Edition: 5th ed. Author: -. Publisher: New York ; London: W. W. Norton & Company, cop. 1998  (Library)
  • From puritanism to postmodernism: a history of american literature. Edition: -. Author: Ruland, Richard. Publisher: London: Penguin, 1991  (Library)
  • The literature of the United States of America. Edition: 2nd ed., repr. Author: Walker, Marshall. Publisher: [London]: MacMillan, 1994  (Library)
  • The Heath anthology of American literature. Edition: 4th ed. Author: -. Publisher: Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, cop. 2002  (Library)
  • A Map of American Literature. Edition: Colección Innovación Docente. Author: Pascual Soler, Nieves, Pilar Sánchez Calle. Publisher: Servicio de Publicaciones de la Universidad de Jaén  (Library)
ADDITIONAL BOOKLIST:
  • Contemporary American literature. Edition: -. Author: -. Publisher: New York: McGraw-Hill, cop. 1988  (Library)
  • A companion to the American novel [Recurso electrónico]. Edition: -. Author: -. Publisher: Hoboken, N.J. : Wiley-Blackwell, 2012  (Library)