American Genres

Trinity College Dublin

Course Description

  • Course Name

    American Genres

  • Host University

    Trinity College Dublin

  • Location

    Dublin, Ireland

  • Area of Study

    American Studies, English, Literature

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • ECTS Credits

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

    This course provides an introduction to American literature by focussing on specific generic areas: prose non-fiction; poetry; fables, tales, romances; novels; short stories. Centring on writing in the United States of America from the early stages of the nation?s development in the pre- and early Colonial periods to the end of the nineteenth century, the course will relate the emergence of distinctive American forms and styles of writing to broader cultural, political, and historical contexts. It will also describe the ways that American writers have addressed a range of thematic concerns over the course of the nation?s emergence ? from their preoccupation with origins to the representation of place, the sense of the past, constructions of selfhood, gender, class, and race.

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.

ECTS (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System) credits are converted to semester credits/quarter units differently among U.S. universities. Students should confirm the conversion scale used at their home university when determining credit transfer.

Please reference fall and spring course lists as not all courses are taught during both semesters.

Please note that some courses with locals have recommended prerequisite courses. It is the student's responsibility to consult any recommended prerequisites prior to enrolling in their course.


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