Units of Study

ENGL2664 - Transpacific American Literature 1838-99

Semester 1, 2013  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Paul Giles


This unit of study will consider ways in which American Literature during the second half of the ninteenth 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.


1x2hr exam (30%), 1x500wd presentation (10%), 1x1500wd essay (25%), 1x2000wd research essay (35%)


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


12 junior credit points from English


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