American literature and europe (2019/2020)

Course code
4S002994
Name of lecturer
Roberto Cagliero
Coordinator
Roberto Cagliero
Number of ECTS credits allocated
6
Academic sector
L-LIN/11 - ANGLO-AMERICAN LANGUAGES AND LITERATURES
Language of instruction
English
Period
II semestre (Lingue e letterature straniere) dal Feb 17, 2020 al May 30, 2020.

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Learning outcomes

This course aims at providing students with an advanced knowledge of themes, genres, and tendencies in the literature and culture of the United States. Focus will be on specific texts and on a variety of critical approaches to interpret them. By the end of this course, students will be able to amalyze texts that show specific tendencies of American culture. They will be able to connect literary works to political, social, and religious events. They will develop critical awareness in seeing how literature is influenced by its context, and how the context defines literature, this allowing for domestic and international consequences. Furthermore students will be able to approach texts with adequate critical tools, and will be familiar with specific features of American English.