Units of Study

ENGL3609 - Mapping American Literature

Semester 2, 2014  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Sarah Gleeson-White
Phone: +61 2 9351 6853
Email: sarah.gleeson-white@sydney.edu.au


In this unit, we will map the places and spaces-urban, suburban, regional-of American literature as these are represented in a variety of film and literary texts from the nineteenth through the twentieth centuries. Our study will also include consideration of specific locales-Chicago and Hollywood, for example-that have given rise to important literary movements and cultural forms, as well as consideration of the ideological work that certain regions, such as the South, perform in relation to the nation.


1x1000wd annotated bibliography (30%), 1x2500wd essay (50%), 1x500wd equivalent seminar presentation (10%), seminar participation (10%)


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


(18 senior credit points from English or Australian Literature) or (12 senior credit points of American Studies including AMST2601)


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