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You will explore the range and variety of American Literature. Focusing both on literary and other cultural texts and their cultural and historical contexts, you can study different genres, authors and periods. There is opportunity to consider other forms of expression, such as film and photography. You will engage with a variety of theoretical issues pertinent to the advanced study of the field of American Studies which informs and shapes our approaches to chosen objects of study. Current optional modules include: Fictions of Citizenship Writing about Death in 19th-Century America and Henry James' The Wings of the Dove.

You will explore the range and variety of American Literature. Focusing both on literary and other cultural texts and their cultural and historical contexts, you can study different genres, authors and periods. There is opportunity to consider other forms of expression, such as film and photography. You will engage with a variety of theoretical issues pertinent to the advanced study of the field...

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