MABM217 The First Person Narrative in British and American Literature



* 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 knowledge, awareness and guidelines of comparative thinking on the peculiarities of the 1st person narrative in English and American literature;

* to provoke students' critical and creative thinking on a comparative basis.

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American and British Studies. Comparative Approaches.


Prof. Albena Bakratcheva, DSc

Course Description:


Успешно завършилите курса студенти:

1) знаят:

* have a deeper insight into the inherent characteristics of the 1st person narrative in English and American literature;

* have developed flexible ways of critical thinking.

2) могат:

* flexible critical thinking on a comparative basis in the field of American and British Studies.

Студентите да имат знания и/или умения:

• English language proficiency.

• Background in English and American literature and culture.

• Literary theory equipment.

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Студентите ще получат списък на основните автори и произведения.

The Norton Anthology of English Literature. New York, 1962- (all editions)

The Longman History of English Literature. London (all editions)

The Penguin History of English Literature. London (all editions)

Robert Alter, Partial Magic. Berkeley, Los Angeles, London, 1975

Wolfgang Iser, The Implied Reader. London, 1974

Arnold Kettle, An Introduction to the English Novel. London, 1974

Herbert Read, English Prose Style. London, 1952

E.M.W. Tillyard, The English Epic and Its Background, London, 1954

Dorothy Van Ghent, The English Novel. Form and Function. New York, 1955

Marco Mincoff, A History of English Literature. Part I - II, Sofia, 1976

The Norton Anthology of American Literature (2 vols.) – all editions

Matthiessen, F.O. American Renaissance. NY:Oxford Univ. Press, 1941.

Marx, Leo. The Machine in the Garden. Boston, 1968.

Buell, Lawrence. Literary Transcendentalism. Cornell Univ. Press, Ithaca and London, 1973.

Ruland, Richard. Bradbury, Malcolm. From Puritanism to Postmodernism. A History of American Literature. Penguin Books, New York. 1992.


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