G-LSUD4 AmLit437E Topics in American Literature I: Contemporary Gothic Transformations

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This course focuses on contemporary variations of the gothic that span from mid twentieth to the twenty first century. It actually concentrates on the examination of diverse material through the study of certain key American authors such as Cormac McCarthy, William Gibson, Stephen King, Toni Morrison, Marilyn Robinson, Suzanne Collins and others. Attention here will be paid to the multidimentionality of the gothic when conversing with notions such as race, spatiality, liminality, apocalypse, technology, memory, gender, dystopia and other.

Course objectives:

In particular, students will:

Assessment: Collaborative projects, reports and final exam.

Coursebook: Bibliography and reading material will be made available via Moodle.



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

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