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BA English and United States Literature (Including Year Abroad)

BA English and United States Literature (Including Year Abroad)

Essex, University of

Colchester Campus, Colchester, United Kingdom
  • QS World University Rankings
    439
  • Degree BA
  • Study Level Bachelors
  • Duration 48 months
  • Start date Jan-2000
The BA English and United States Literature programme will explore nationalism and regionalism, as well as conflicts of race, gender and religion at the heart of US history and culture. Through this programme, students uncover the deep interconnections in the evolution of US writing and American identities. This programme will discover the literature of the USA from the early realism of Mark Twain and the slave narrative of Frederick Douglass, through the experimental work of Hemingway and Faulkner, to contemporary authors such as Cormac McCarthy and Toni Morrison. It also covers the English literary canon from Shakespeare and his contemporaries through to twentieth-century literature. Topics covered in this programme include: Caribbean writing in relation to European and US texts; Early modern European literature; Translating novels for the screen; Creative use of social media; Modernist cityscapes.