MABM207 Postmodernism in 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 thinking concerning the uniqueness of American literary postmodernism;

* to provoke students' critical and creative thinking in the area of American postmodern theory and literary practice, as well as concerning recent and up-to-date socio-cultural phenomena.

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American and British Studies. Comparative Approaches.


Prof. Albena Bakratcheva, DSc

Course Description:


Успешно завършилите курса студенти:

1) знаят:

* have good knowledge of postmodern American fiction and poetry;

* have developed flexible ways of critical thinking.

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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Foster, Hal, ed. The Anti-Aesthetic. Essays on Postmodern Culture. The New York Press, New York, 1998.

Postmodern American Fiction. A Norton Anthology. W.W.Norton & Company Ltd., New York and London, 1998.

Postmodern American Poetry. A Norton Anthology.W.W.Norton & Company Ltd., New York and London, 1994.

Eagleton, Terry. Literary Theory. An Introduction. The Univ. of Minnesota Press, MN, 1998.

Ruland, Richard. Bradbury, Malcolm. From Puritanism to Postmodernism. Penguin Books, New York, 1992.

The Norton Anthology of Contemporary Fiction. R.V. Cassill, Joyce Carol Oates, eds., Princeton UP, 1998.


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