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