MABM101 Съвременни аспекти на американистиката



* Lectures – 20 hours

* Workshops – 8 hours (these workshops are so designed as to provoke active student participation; they are based on individual work on tasks given previously, paper presentation on such a topic and/or debating during the seminars);

* End-term course review – 2 hours.

Grade is based on students’ participation in class throughout the semester and final exam.


* to give the students considerable knowledge and understanding of the contemporary aspects in the academic field of American Studies;

* to stimulate students' critical and creative thinking in one of the most flourishing academic fields nowadays.

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Американистика и британистика. Сравнителни изследвания (на английски език)


проф. Албена Бакрачева  д.н.

Описание на курса:


Успешно завършилите курса студенти:

1) знаят:

* basic equipment in American Studies.

* have a clear-cut idea as to how the field of American Studies is considered by the academy nowadays.

* have deepened their motivation towards research and general devotion to the field of American Studies.

2) могат:

* flexible critical thinking in the field of American Studies.

Предварителни изисквания:
Студентите да имат знания и/или умения:

• English language proficiency.

• Background in American literature and culture.

• Literary theory equipment.

Форми на провеждане:

Учебни форми:

Език, на който се води курса:

Теми, които се разглеждат в курса:

1 North American Studies - present academic approaches

2 North American Studies - academic approaches since the 1940s

3 North American Studies in the US academy

4 North American Studies in the European academy

5 North American Studies and the comparatice approach

6 Major focuses/metaphors in North American Studies

7 Postmodern subjectives in North American Studies

Литература по темите:

Студентите ще получат списък на основните автори и произведения.

Fisher, Philip, ed. THE NEW AMERICAN STUDIES. Essays from Representations. University of California Press. Berkeley, Los Angeles, Oxford, 1991.

Recent publications in US and European American Studies journals

Средства за оценяване:

Участие в семинари