The Invention of America: American Literature, 1870 to the Early Twentieth Century

Queen Mary, University of London

Course Description

  • Course Name

    The Invention of America: American Literature, 1870 to the Early Twentieth Century

  • Host University

    Queen Mary, University of London

  • Location

    London, England

  • Area of Study

    English, Literature

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

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    Hours & Credits

  • UK Credits

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    Credits: 15.0
    Overlap: None
    Prerequisite: None

    This module surveys a rich array of American literature from (roughly) 1870 to the early 1900s; in doing so, it traces American social, cultural and intellectual history from the aftermath of the Civil War to the emergence of the United States as a continental, globally-influential power. Issues to be addressed include the contrasting novelistic philosophies and styles of Mark Twain and Henry James; the experience of Americans in Europe; antebellum 'race' relations; industry, immigration and the western frontier. Authors to be studied include Twain, James, James Weldon Johnson, Crane, Chopin, and Cather.

    Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
    Level: 5

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