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MA Programme: AMERICAN LITERATURE AND CULTURAL STUDIES SPECIAL PROGRAMME
(Specializace Americká literatura a kulturní studia)

Director: doc. Erik Roraback D. Phil (Oxon)

This interdisciplinary programme focuses on the history and theory of literatures and cultures on the territory of the U.S., including major nineteenth- and twentieth-century writers and principal cultural features (colonial culture, ethnicity, modernism, intellectual nomadism). Other important topics are post-World War II and contemporary literature (including the transformations of the literary canon and the problems of postmodernism and multiculturalism), regional literatures (American South), ethnic literatures (Jewish, Latino, African American, East Asian), and the relation between American literature and other arts and media, particularly film. Compulsory core courses, dealing with major American writers, contemporary literature and American film are complemented by a wide range of other courses. Students may participate in one-semester exchanges with selected U.S. universities (including American University, Washington, D.C.; Kansas State University; New York University; SUNY).

The programme consists of 4 basic and 4 elective courses for single-subject students. In addition, 6 courses can be taken from other special programmes. Two-subject students have to take 2 basic and 3 elective courses plus 1 course from another special programme.  Basic courses are offered each academic year (either in the winter or summer semester). The offer of elective and extension courses varies each academic year.
For further information please consult the detailed description of the MA programme requirements.

BA Programme

The Section provides for all survey courses in American Literature within the BA programme in English and American Studies, as well as for a number of elective courses.


COURSES OFFERED IN THE ACADEMIC YEAR 2019/2020

Special programme - basic courses

  • African American Literature, from Phyllis Wheatley to Toni Morrison
  • Southern Literature
  • Special programme - elective courses

  • American Renaissance: Emerson and His Contemporaries
  • Global Anglophone Literatures
  • Reading African American Poetry Now (And From Europe)
  • Lacanian Psychoanalysis in Contemporary Cultural Studies
  • + Recommended Interdisciplinary Courses from Other Special Programmes

  • Introduction to Canadian Studies
  • Literary Theories
  • Circulating within the Modern Cinematic Image
  • Literary Translation I
  • BA courses

  • History of the USA
  • American & Canadian Literature – Beginnings to Civil War
  • American & Canadian Literature – from Civil War to WWII
  • American & Canadian Literature– WWII to Present
  • African American Literature, from Phyllis Wheatley to Toni Morrison
  • Reading African American Poetry Now (And From Europe)
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