UCJCA098 Contemporary American Literature

Faculty of Philosophy and Science in Opava
Summer 2019
Extent and Intensity
1/1/0. 3 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
doc. PhDr. Michaela Weiss, Ph.D. (lecturer)
doc. PhDr. Michaela Weiss, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
Guaranteed by
doc. PhDr. Michaela Weiss, Ph.D.
Institute of Foreign Languages – Faculty of Philosophy and Science in Opava
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is offered to students of any study field.
Course objectives
The course follows American Literature 1 and 2 and is centered on the pluralistic nature of contemporary American literature. The choice of selected texts reflects the diversity of American literature, much of it devoted to the literatures of cultures outside the mainstream, mainly American Jewish, African-American literature and popular genres such as graphic novels.
  • 1. American Jewish Poetry
    2. San Francisco Renaissance
    3. African American Poetry
    4. Minimalism
    5. American Jewish Short Story
    6. Southern Literature
    7. Holocaust Fiction
    8. Graphic Novels
    9. Postmodernism
    10. The New Journalism
    11. Feminist Prose
    12. Contemporary Drama
Language of instruction
Further Comments
The course can also be completed outside the examination period.
Teacher's information
Regular attendance to the seminars, presentation/essay and a successful completion of a written test which would prove the students` ability to apply theoretical background upon texts.
The course is also listed under the following terms Summer 1994, Summer 1995, Summer 1996, Summer 1997, Summer 1998, Summer 1999, Summer 2000, Summer 2001, Summer 2002, Summer 2003, Summer 2004, Summer 2005, Summer 2006, Summer 2007, Summer 2008, Summer 2009, Summer 2010, Summer 2011, Summer 2012, Summer 2013, Summer 2014, Summer 2015, Summer 2016, Summer 2017, Summer 2018, Summer 2020.
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