Units of Study

ENGL2603 - Imagining America

Semester 1, 2014  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: David Kelly
Phone: +61 2 9351 2214
Email: david.kelly@sydney.edu.au

Description

This course takes as its point of departure the notion of America as fashioned by diverse and even conflicting acts of imagination. Beginning with writers in the mid-19th century and working our way to more recent imaginings of filmmakers and songwriters, we will examine the various ways in which visions of America have been put in play in the national consciousness in prose, poetry, song and film, to construct and to challenge the 'imagined community' of the United States.

Assessments

1x500wd oral presentation (10%), 1x2000wd essay (50%), 1x1500wd take-home exercise (40%)

Classes

1x1-hr lecture/week, 1x2-hr seminar/week

Prerequisites

(12 junior credit points from English) or (6 junior credit points from English and AMST1001) or (AMST1001 and HSTY1076 or HSTY1023)

Prohibitions

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  10am 11am 12pm 1pm 2pm 3pm 4pm 5pm

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  10am 11am 12pm 1pm 2pm 3pm 4pm 5pm

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  10am 11am 12pm 1pm 2pm 3pm 4pm 5pm

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