American society, culture and literature

American society, culture and literature

Study Cycle: 1

Lectures: 30

Seminars: 30

Tutorials: 0

ECTS credit: 6

Lecturer(s): prof. dr. Kocijančič Pokorn Nike

The course is divided into two units:
a) American Literature
b) American Society and Culture

American Literature: The course touches upon selected events in the history of the United States of America and focuses on the following periods and authors: American history to 1620; Native American Literature: Pima Stories of the Beginning of the World; Early American History and Literature 1620-1820; Thomas Jefferson, American History and Literature, 1820-1865; Nathaniel Hawthorne; Edgar Allan Poe; Walt Whitman; Herman Melville; Emily Dickinson; American History and Literature 1865-1914; Mark Twain, Henry James, Edith Wharton, Theodore Dreiser, Native American Chants and Songs, American History and Literature Between the Wars 1914-1945, Robert Frost, Wallace Stevens, Ezra Pound, T. S. Eliot, Eugene O'Neill, e. e. cummings, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Ernest Hemingway, William Faulkner, John Steinbeck, American History and Literature since 1945, Tennessee Williams, Arthur Miller, Kurt Vonnegut, Toni Morrison. The lectures include reading of selected passages or works.

American society and culture: an overview of US geography; selected chapters from US history; minorities and immigration; US political system; US legal system; US economy; education; religion; US media; arts, sports and leisure