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Credit points: 15

Subject outline

Spanning from Harriet Beecher Stowe's pivotal anti-slavery novel, Uncle Tom's Cabin to Cormac McCarthy's The Road, this subject will examine a variety of nineteenth- and twentieth-century American poetry and prose. Students completing this subject will have an understanding of a wide range of important American genres and literary movements, and of some of the social and cultural contexts within which these works could be read

FacultyFaculty of Humanities & Social Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorSofia Ahlberg

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 4 - UG/Hons/1st Yr PG

Exchange StudentsYes

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Prerequisites Enrolment in either AHA-Bachelor of Arts Honours or AHCA-Bachelor ofCreative Arts Honours degrees.


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Learning resources


Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsAbsalom, absalomPrescribedFaulknerN/A
ReadingsBilly Budd and other storiesPrescribedMelvilleN/A
ReadingsSelected poems (in reader)PrescribedPlath, Whitman, DickinsonN/A
ReadingsThe Crying of Lot 49PrescribedPynchonN/A
ReadingsThe Heart is a Lonely HunterPrescribedMcCullersN/A
ReadingsUncle Tom's CabinPrescribedStoweN/A
ReadingsMoon PalacePreliminaryAuster, P.N/A
ReadingsThe RoadPreliminaryMcCarthyN/A

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