School of English and Drama

American Money Novels 1793-1930.

Module code: ESH6018

Credits: 15.0
Semester: SEM1

  • Semester 1: Monday 10 am - 12 pm

Contact: Prof Claire Preston
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

We will explore the great American subject of money from the foundations of the Republic to the Jazz Age in the fictions of capital, thrift, production, high finance, self-sufficiency, and fraud. The semester will be roughly divided into four sections (Making It, Robber-Barons, Girl-Power, and Voices Like Money, each section of three or four weeks) that allow a big range of reading, thematically organised. The module will also be roughly, but not rigidly, chronological, in order to give students without a lot of experience of American literature a sense of what¿s there to be investigated. There will be a lecture each week, which will introduce the themes and work under scrutiny, followed by a seminar.

Connected course(s): UDF DATA
Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 6