American Literature 2
(Amerikai irodalom 2) in spring 2019
, Tue 08:30–10:00
lecture, 30 h/term; weak prereq: BBN-AME-211
description & set texts
This is a lecture course surveying American literature from the late 19th century to the beginning of the new millennium. The canon of authors and the selected works are arranged chronologically. Our main concern throughout the course will be to explore “modernism” as a term of wide application. For “modernism” not only denotes a period in the history of literature, an era with an insistence on the here and now but will also be interpreted as an ethos signifying an ontological, epistemological approach in poetics and aesthetics, one which is past, yet always already current: a tradition pre/sent.
requirements & assessment
There will be 4 exam dates altogether, the earliest of which will be during the first week of the exam period, while the second and third in June. Students will finally be given an opportunity to retake the test during the last week of the exam period. The exact dates will have been announced by the end of April. Each exam has a limit of 110 students. Under no circumstances shall this limit be exceeded. Those students who need a specific date should make sure to sign up in time. The particulars of the test will be explained at the introductory lecture.