Level of study Third/Final year
Credit value 20
Pre-requisite modules You must have completed at least two years of appropriate study in this discipline
This course offers a survey of recent American fiction, representing a diverse range of literary voices and concerns. This module is designed to engage with some of the key themes and developments that have emerged in American writing within the last twenty years. The contemporary focus of the course allows students to explore topics such as the transnational/postnational narrative, postmodernism, issues of representation, and autobiographical voices, as well as addressing stylistic and formal innovation. The student will be able to recognise and engage with the dominant ideas in the late twentieth and early twenty first centuries and discuss the relationship between literature and society during the period.