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:
Students will practice reading closely literary texts, films, speeches, plays, newspaper clippings
Will gain knowledge of certain key historical, social and political events that influenced American literary production
Will re-evaluate and re-assess certain important notions as mentioned above.