MABM101 American Studies - Contemporary Aspects



* 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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American and British Studies. Comparative Approaches.


Prof. Albena Bakratcheva, DSc

Course Description:


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.

Студентите да имат знания и/или умения:

• English language proficiency.

• Background in American literature and culture.

• Literary theory equipment.

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Студентите ще получат списък на основните автори и произведения.

Bradbury, Malcolm and Temperley, Howard, eds. INTRODUCTION TO AMERICAN STUDIES.Second Edition. Longman: London and New York, 1989.

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


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