SAKS004 Regionální anglofonní kultury severoamerického areálu

Filozofická fakulta
jaro 2023
Rozsah
0/2/0. 8 kr. Ukončení: zk.
Vyučováno prezenčně.
Vyučující
doc. PhDr. Tomáš Pospíšil, Ph.D. (přednášející)
Jeffrey Alan Smith, M.A., Ph.D. (přednášející)
Garance
doc. PhDr. Tomáš Pospíšil, Ph.D.
Centrum severoamerických studií - Katedra anglistiky a amerikanistiky - Filozofická fakulta
Kontaktní osoba: Tomáš Hanzálek
Dodavatelské pracoviště: Centrum severoamerických studií - Katedra anglistiky a amerikanistiky - Filozofická fakulta
Rozvrh
Čt 18:00–19:40 G32
Předpoklady
! AJ27073 SA kulturní zeměpis
Omezení zápisu do předmětu
Předmět je nabízen i studentům mimo mateřské obory.
Předmět si smí zapsat nejvýše 18 stud.
Momentální stav registrace a zápisu: zapsáno: 13/18, pouze zareg.: 0/18, pouze zareg. s předností (mateřské obory): 0/18
Mateřské obory/plány
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Cíle předmětu
Historical survey of the origins and evolution of the English-speaking cultural regions of North America, including: settlement patterns and sources of regional diversity; immigration and ethnic subcultures; industrialization, urbanization and suburbanization; the development and geographical distribution of contemporary political cultures and identities; and the geographical dimensions of contemporary political and cultural conflicts.
Výstupy z učení
Students will be able to present and explain key concepts of cultural geography and apply them to specific cultural regions of North America. They will be able to analyze contemporary events and developments in cultural-geographical terms, and will be prepared for further studies dealing with historical, cultural and political topics involving the North American Anglosphere.
Osnova
  • Note: Follow the course ELF page and announcements in class for any changes or updates to this schedule.
  • WEEK 1 (17 February): Course introduction; political nations and states vs. cultural regions
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  • WEEK 2 (24 February): ENVISIONING THE LANDSCAPE; EARLY SETTLEMENT AND CULTURAL "HEARTHS" (17th - 18th centuries)
  • Read:
  • > Sanford, "The Quest for Paradise," selections posted
  • > Joseph Mede's letter on American settlement, 1634
  • > BEGIN reading Colin Woodard, American Nations
  • > BEGIN researching and preparing class presentations on individually assigned topics
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  • WEEK 3 (3 March): INDEPENDENCE, EXPANSION, THE FRONTIER (18th - 19th centuries)
  • Read:
  • > Axtell, "Colonial America Without the Indians"
  • > Turner, "The Significance of the Frontier in American History," selections posted
  • > Mondi, "Connected & Unified? A More Critical Look at Turner's America"
  • > Smith, Virgin Land, selections posted
  • > Bryant, "The Prairies"
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  • WEEK 4 (10 March): INDUSTRIAL GROWTH AND THE CHANGING LANDSCAPE (19th century)
  • Read:
  • > Jefferson, Notes on the State of Virginia, Query 19
  • > Coxe, A View of America, selections posted
  • > Hawthorne, Sleepy Hollow journal entry
  • > Thoreau, Walden, selections posted
  • > Whitman, "Democratic Vistas" and other selections posted
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  • WEEK 5 (17 March): INDUSTRIALIZATION, IMMIGRATION, ETHNIC CHANGE (19th - 20th centuries)
  • Read:
  • > Gerber, American Immigration, selections posted
  • > Roediger, The Wages of Whiteness, selections posted
  • > Horsman, Race & Manifest Destiny, selections posted
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  • WEEK 6 (24 March): SOUTHERN EXCEPTIONALISM (19th - 20th centuries)
  • Read:
  • > Cobb, Away Down South, selections posted
  • > Moore, How Covid-19 gave me back my Southern accent
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  • WEEK 7 (31 March): AFRICAN AND MULTICULTURAL AMERICA (19th - 20th centuries)
  • Read:
  • > Lind, The Next American Nation, selections posted
  • > King, "America's Post-Multiculturalist Settlement"
  • > Berlin, The Making of African America, Chapter 1 and Epilogue
  • > Hannah-Jones, Introduction to “The 1619 Project,” selections posted
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  • WEEK 8 (7 April): SUBURBANIZATION 1 (20th century)
  • Read:
  • > Beauregard, Identity and Urbanity, selections posted
  • > Cullen, The Dream of Home Ownership, excerpt indicated
  • > Fishman, "Urbanity vs. Suburbanity: France vs. the US"
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  • WEEK 9 (14 April): SUBURBANIZATION 2 -- "SPRAWL," THE SUNBELT, AND CHANGING DEMOGRAPHICS (20th - 21st centuries)
  • Read:
  • > What is Sprawl, and Why?, selections posted
  • > Russell, "On the Embattled 'Burbs"
  • > Sprawl in Atlanta, selections posted
  • > Gutfreund, 20th-Century Sprawl, selections posted
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  • WEEK 10 (21 April): READING WEEK, NO CLASS MEETING
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  • WEEK 11 (28 April): PRESENTATIONS
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  • WEEK 12 (5 May): PRESENTATIONS
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  • WEEK 13 (12 May): DEINDUSTRIALIZATION AND NEW MIGRATIONS (20th - 21st centuries)
  • Read:
  • > Gunn, "How to Save Coal Country"
  • > Poppers, "The Great Plains: From Dust to Dust"
  • > Rees, "Buffalo Commons: Responses to a Radical Vision"
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  • WEEK 14 (19 May): CONCLUSION -- THE POLITICS OF RED, BLUE AND WHITE (21st century)
  • Read:
  • > Johnson, Reimagining My Geography of Consumption
  • > Miller, How Geography Explains the United States
  • > Graham, Red State, Blue City
  • > Brooks, The Unifying American Story
  • > Wolin, "Site of Catastrophe," selections posted
Literatura
    povinná literatura
  • Timothy L Hall, Religion in America. New York: American Experience / Facts on File, 2007.
  • Colin Woodard, American nations: a history of the eleven rival regional cultures of North America. New York: Viking, 2011.
  • BERLIN, Ira. The making of African America : the four great migrations. New York: Viking, 2010. 304 s. ISBN 9780670021376. info
    doporučená literatura
  • Warren A Beck; Ynez D Haase, Historical atlas of the American West. University of Oklahoma Press, 1989.
  • The Settling of North America: the atlas of the great migrations into North America from the Ice Age to the present. Macmillan, ©1995.
  • Jonathan Halperin Earle, The Routledge atlas of African American history. Routledge, 2000.
  • Michael Lind, The next American nation: the new nationalism and the fourth American revolution. Free Press, 1995.
  • FISCHER, David Hackett. Albion's seed : four British folkways in America. New York: Oxford University Press, 1989. xxi, 946. ISBN 0195037944. info
    neurčeno
  • Thomas Frank, What's the matter with Kansas?: How conservatives won the heart of America. Metropolitan Books, 2004.
  • Byron E. Shafer and Richard Johnston, The End of Southern Exceptionalism: Class, race, and partisan change in the postwar South. Harvard University Press, 2009.
  • David R. Roediger, The wages of whiteness: race and the making of the American working class. Verso, 1991.
  • Stephen A Flanders, Atlas of American migration. Facts on File, 1998.
  • Michael Lind, Made in Texas: George W. Bush and the Southern takeover of American politics. Basic Books, 2003.
  • Desmond King, The Liberty of Strangers: Making the American Nation. Oxford University Press, 2005.
  • Noel Ignatiev, How the Irish became White. Routledge, 1995.
  • James C. Cobb, Away Down South: A History of Southern Identity. Oxford University Press, 2005.
  • Robert Fishman, Bourgeois utopias: the rise and fall of suburbia. Basic Books, 1987.
  • Jim Cullen, The American dream: a short history of an idea that shaped a nation. Oxford University Press, 2003.
  • Owen D. Gutfreund, Twentieth century sprawl: highways and the reshaping of the American Landscape. Oxford University Press, 2004.
  • William S Saunders, Sprawl and suburbia: a Harvard design magazine reader. Univ. of Minnesota Press, 2005.
  • James Axtell, After Columbus: Essays in the ethnohistory of colonial North America. Oxford University Press, 1990.
  • H.B. Cavalcanti, Gloryland: Christian Suburbia, Christian Nation. Praeger, 2007.
  • John Miller, Egotopia: Narcissism and the New American Landscape. University of Alabama Press, 1997.
Výukové metody
Readings, lectures, discussions, presentations
Metody hodnocení
One presentation and written report, 15%; final exam, 85%.
Vyučovací jazyk
Angličtina
Informace učitele
See the course ELF page for posted assignments and other materials and updates.
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