School of English and Drama

Genres of American Writing since 2000

Module code: ESH6039

Credits: 15.0
Semester: SEM1

  • Semester 1: Monday 3 pm - 5 pm

Contact: Dr Sam Mcbean
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

This module will offer you the opportunity to engage in a focused programme of study for approaching the formal ambitions, political commitments, and thematic diversity of contemporary American fiction and life-writing. The syllabus of texts will be organized according to genre rather than chronologically, so that the module encourages you to move between, and observe affinities among, a variety of post-millennial writers. Considering both established and emerging figures, the seminars will range from post-apocalyptic thrillers, reconfigurations of romance and tragedy, to new innovations in genre after postmodernism. A pack of secondary materials accompanies the module, anthologizing important critical and theoretical interventions that offer key vocabularies for discussing the development of North American writing today.

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