G-LSUD2 AmLit271 American Literature and Culture: From Modern Times to the Present

Course type

Compulsory

Description

FROM MODERNISM TO THE PRESENT

This course sets out to explore some central themes and concepts that have defined American literature, history and culture throughout the 20th century until today. Students will become familiar with major socio-political events that had a tremendous impact on the political and ideological development of the United States and its role on the world stage. Learning outcomes and competences:

Assessment: Final Exam


BIBLIOGRAPHY

Elmer Rice, The Adding Machine

Clifford Odets, Waiting for Lefty

Thornton Wilder, Our Town

Eugene O’ Neill, Long Day’s Journey Into Night (Norton Anthology)

Tennessee Williams, Streetcar Named Desire  (Norton Anthology)

Arthur Miller, Death of a Salesman (Norton Anthology)

Alan Jay Lerner. My Fair Lady

Edward Albee, The American Dream

Imamu Amiri Baraka, Dutchman (Norton Anthology)

David Henry Hwang, M. Butterfly

Teaching

Teaching hours: 3 | Credits: 3 | ECTS: 6

SemesterGroupDayFromToRoomInstructor
Winter Friday08:30 11:00107 Patsalidis Savas