The department of literature at american university in washington, dc offers a ba and ma in literature, mfa in creative writing, and minor in cinema studies kathleen smith published desire after foucault: a re-evaluation of sex and sin in english medieval pastoral manuals in framing premodern. About the school of english the school of english has a strong international reputation and global perspective, apparent both in the background of its staff and in the diversity of our teaching and research interests our expertise ranges from the medieval to the postmodern, including british, american and irish literature,. American literature and culture resources (columbia university) contains links to american studies resources, associations, e-texts, native american sites, early american literature materials, nineteenth-century materials, museums and libraries, women's studies materials and interesting courses using. The university of giessen offers cutting-edge programs in literary and cultural studies in literary studies you will focus on english and american literary and cultural history in context and learn to ask new questions about old (and new) texts in cultural studies you will develop methods for analyzing anglophone cultures and. English literature, american and british studies (programme option) through a master's degree in english literature, american and british studies you will achieve a high level of competence in english and an in-depth understanding of american or british culture, literature and history why choose this programme option. The american literature library has thousands of free short stories and classic books free for you to enjoy the site features a vast short story library and great authors from around the world as well as books, stories, poems, quotations and searchable quotes don't miss our short story collections, children's library and. This programme offers students the opportunity to develop their interests in aspects of american literature, from first colonisation to the present, post-9/11 moment we are the oldest department of english literature in the world, and at the last research assessment exercise were awarded the highest research rating.
In american and canadian studies, you will examine a wide range of novels, poems, plays and autobiographies reflecting the cultural changes in moving from colony to independence to global power in english studies you will be able to explore language, literature and drama from old english to the present day. Listed below are the top 100 titles for the american literature classroom, ranked in order of popularity, chosen by american literature teachers from across the country. Design for drama features a number of plays that are adapted from well-known american short stories and poems the stories represented are 'the marriages' by henry james, 'the furnished room' by o henry, 'the devil' and 'tom walker' by washington irving, 'the black cat' by edgar allan poe, 'a horseman in the. Though the contributions of african americans to american literature are discussed in this article, see african american literature for in-depth treatment for information about literary traditions related to, and at times overlapping with, american literature in english, see english literature and canadian literature: canadian.
English and american literature this degree, now entering its third year, focuses on the intertwined literatures of the usa and the uk: a story which began with travel accounts from the americas published in the uk in the early 1600s, but which spilt into two streams with the establishment of the american republic. Professor christine gerrard, professor of english literature and tutorial fellow at lady margaret hall her teaching interests include eighteenth and nineteenth century transatlantic literature, and american poetry of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries dr patrick hayes, associate professor and tutorial fellow at st. American writers and english literature by william c spengemann the idea of an american literature was conceived, late in the eighteenth century, to deal with a single, inescapable problem: the literature in question, when it finally appeared, would be written in english if, as walter channing wished. English literature, american literature and history of the book mphil/phd programmes the school of advanced study is the uk's national research hub in the humanities and offers a world-class research environment to our postgraduate students the institute of english studies offers doctoral research supervision in the.
Studying for a phd at the institute of english studies. Ba in english and american literature the bachelor of arts in english and american literature is designed to provide knowledge of literature in historical, generic, and theoretical contexts this major is aimed toward students interested in developing skills in reading and interpreting english and american literatures.
Department of english the department of english at new york university studies and teaches literature written in english from all periods and places learn more contemporary literature series a new program in the department of english at nyu that brings contemporary authors to the campus and into the. A brief guide to american literary periods, including the colonial, renaissance, beat, and contemporary, along with examples brown are credited with creating distinctly american fiction, while edgar allan poe and william cullen bryant began writing poetry that was markedly different from that of the english tradition. The cambridge history of english and american literature an encyclopedia in eighteen volumes considered the most important work of literary history and criticism ever published, the cambridge history contains over 303 chapters and 11,000 pages, with essay topics ranging from poetry, fiction, drama and essays to.
American literature is literature written or produced in the united states and its preceding colonies before the founding of the united states, the british colonies on the eastern coast of the present-day united states were heavily influenced by english literature the american literary tradition thus began as part of the broader. You study broad periods and genres of english and american literature and explore a variety of critical approaches in your second and final years you take one module in pre-1800 literature and then choose from a broad range of additional modules covering modern american literature, modernism, shakespeare and.
American research journal of english and literature is an international, peer- reviewed, open access online journal english literature is the study of literature written in the english language it includes some of history's most famous writers: james joyce (ireland), william shakespeare (england), mark twain (united states). Many of the department's strengths fall under the heading of english and american literature perhaps best known in this category are the little magazines collection and the cairns collection of american women writers in addition to the listed collections below, the department's holdings also include first editions of major. Literature research bibliographies literary research guide: an annotated listing of reference sources in english literary studies by james l harner call number: hol ref pr83 h33x 2008 isbn: 0873528085 contains more than 1,000 annotated entries, which discuss an additional 1,555 books,.