Units of Study

ENGL2664 - Transpacific American Literature 1838-99

Semester 1, 2011  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Paul Giles


This unit of study will consider ways in which American Literature during the second half of the nintennth century engaged with the opening up of Pacific space. Questions to be considered will be the nature of westward expansion, the opening up of California and its engagement with Mexico, the relation of native peoples to U.S. nationhood both on the mainland and the Pacific Islands. A representative range of poets and prose writers will be studied.


1x3500wd research essay(60%), 1x2-hr exam(30%), 1x500wd in-class oral presentation (10%)


1x1-hr lecture/week, 1x1-hr tutorial/week


12 junior credit points of English

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