American Literature

La Trobe University

Course Description

  • Course Name

    American Literature

  • Host University

    La Trobe University

  • Location

    Melbourne, Australia

  • Area of Study

    American Studies, Classics, English, European Studies, Literature, Literatures in English, Writing Arts

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    15 credit points of first-year English or HUS1PWR or HUS1FAS

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • Credit Points

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3 - 4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4 - 6
  • Overview

    In this subject students focus on the emergence of new kinds of writings in the United States from the early decades of the century through to its close, with particular reference to modernist and postmodernist fiction. We will consider the kinds of challenges that have been made to conventional narrative and linguistic forms during the period under study, examining the effects of contestations over notions of truth, history, and memory. In particular we will explore the relations between Europe and the United States.

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.