MABM106 Genius loci в американската литература



* 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 thinking concerning this major characteristic of American literary disposition;

* to provoke students' critical and creative thinking in terms of literary focussedness;

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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:

* have a deep insight into this unique inherent characteristic of American literature;

* have developed flexible ways of critical thinking.

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:

Литература по темите:

Студентите ще получат списък на основните автори и произведения.

Bercovitch, Sacvan. The Puriatn Origins of the American Self. Yale University Press. New Haven and London, 1975.

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

Miller, Perry. The Life of the Mind in America. NY:Harcourt, 1965.

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

Buell, Lawrence. Emerson. Cambridge UP, 2003.

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

Buell, Lawrence. New England Literary Culture: From Revolution through Renaissance. NY. Cambridge Univ. Press, 1986.

Friedman, Thomas. The Lexus and the Olive Tree, NY, Anchor Books, 2000.

Marshall, Megan. Margaret Fuller. A New American Life. Boston-New York: Mariner Books, 2013.

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

Peck, Daniel H. Thoreau's Morning Work. Yale UP, 1990.

Средства за оценяване:

Участие в семинари