G-LSUD3 AmLit348 Contemporary American Fiction: 1945-2000

Course type

Elective

Description

This course focuses on key contemporary American fiction writers, such as Saul Bellow, Philip Roth, John Updike, Norman Mailer, William Gibson, Leslie Marmon Silko, Annie Proulx and so on, covering the period between 1945-2000. In particular, students will: Focus on the close textual analysis and discussion of short stories, novels and hypertexts as well as on the commentary of various theoretical essays dealing with the postmodern condition or postmodern writing Familiarize themselves with various postmodern writing practices, experimentation and non-linear textuality Get informed about the various socio-cultural trends and the political context that formulates the writing style of each one of the writers under consideration. Course textbook and outline/bibliography are available. Assessment: Presentations, reports, final exam and/or essays.

Teaching

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

The course is not currently offerred.