American Literature and Culture: Romanticism to Modernism
DozentIn: Prof. Dr. phil. Peter Schneck
Zeiten: Mi. 10:00 - 12:00 (wöchentlich)
Beschreibung: The 19th century marks an essential and formative period in U.S.-American social and cultural history. Living through what could be called both a belated and an accelerated process of urbanization, industrialization and modernization, Americans responded to the particular challenge of the 'coming of age' of their nation with creating some of the most powerful myths and narratives of cultural self-definition and empowerment. The lecture series will take a close look at some of the major texts and contexts between the age of Romanticism and the emergence of Modernism (1800-1900).
Students who will take this class as a required part of their study program for a grade have to take part in the final written exam. Students who take this class as a Studienleistung or an elective (Wahlbereich) without a grade need to document their regular attendance. Master students enrolled in other programs (LKE, European Studies etc.) or exchange students from other universities (Erasmus and others) will need to take the exam in order to obtain a grade and / or pass the course.