Reading the Contemporary: Post-45 American Literature and Culture 2020/2021 (7.5 credits)

Spring 2021, 50 %, Campus

Start date: 29 March 2021

End date: 6 June 2021

Application Deadline: 15 October 2020

Enrolment Code: UU-05045 Application

Language of Instruction: English

Location: Uppsala

Selection: All qualified applicants will be admitted.

Entry Requirements: English C or 90 credits in a language subject or in literary studies.

Fees:

If you are not a citizen of a European Union (EU) or European Economic Area (EEA) country, or Switzerland, you are required to pay application or tuition fees. Formal exchange students will be exempted from tuition fees, as well as the application fee. Read more about fees.

Application Fee: SEK 900

Tuition fee, first semester: SEK 12500

Tuition fee, total: SEK 12500

About the course:

This course offers forceful strategies for exploring US literary culture between the Second World War to the present. Through selected readings of both canonical and less-known texts, it focuses on such crucial issues as the rise and waning of postmodernism, the program era, the Cold War, neoliberalism and finance, the culture of the Anthropocene, the literature of social movements, and narratives of the nonhuman turn. Along the way we will also discover how new methodologies, periodisations, and thematics have redefined the study of contemporary literature.

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Contact

Department of English

Engelska parken, Thunbergsvägen 3 L

Box 527, 751 20 Uppsala

Telephone: 018-471 1247 018-471 1245

Fax: 018-471 1229

E-mail: Info@engelska.uu.se

Study Counsellor

E-mail: studievagledare@engelska.uu.se

Telephone: +46 18 471 12 47