Old American Literature
Study Cycle: 1
ECTS credit: 3
Lecturer(s): prof. dr. Burcar Lilijana
The course provides a historical survey of the main schools, trends and literary works of American literature from its beginning until the end of the first colonial period with the focus on postcolonial theory.
The course is based on a systemic analysis of literary tropes and discourses typical of early American literature and its genres.
The course provides an in-depth analysis of the socio-political context, out of which early American literature arose and which it documents and mirrors. The course therefore also provides a critical analysis of the ways constructs of otherness and ideology of imperialism are contextualized and embedded in early American literature.