The course provides a basic insight to selected contemporary trends in literatures in English, reflecting the break of literary canons at the end of the 20th century.Supported by uptodate primary and secondary reading texts, students are encouraged to explore one field in depth. The course is supplemented by AJ3DC_SBAL, Advanced Literary Seminar.
1. New directions in literatures in English. Resources, requirements.
2. Post-colonial literatures (Australia and South Africa).
3. Urban space and literature.
4. Contemporary regional voices (Scotland).
5. Young adult literature.
6. Graphic novels.
TIFFIN, Helen, Gareth GRIFFITHS and Bill ASHCROFT. The empire writes back : theory and practice in post-colonial literatures. London: Routledge, 1989. viii, 246. ISBN 0-415-01208-2. info
LEHAN, Richard Daniel. The city in literature :an intellectual and cultural history. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1998. xvi, 330 p. ISBN 0-520-21256-8. info
A concise companion to contemporary British fiction. Edited by James F. English. Malden: Blackwell, 2006. xi, 281 s. ISBN 9781405120012. info
Young adult literature and adolescent identity across cultures and classrooms :contexts for the literary lives of teens. Edited by Janet Alsup. London: Routledge, 2010. ix, 225 s. ISBN 9780415876995. info
Final discussion over a file focused on a selected field in contemporay literature (response paper, academic support, media coverage).