Europe and America: Dialogues and Identity Formation in Text, Film and Theory
SCQF level 11
Academic year(s): 2018-2019
SCOTCAT credits : 20
ECTS credits : 10
Level : SCQF level 11
This module will focus on the relationship between Europe and the Americas (i.e. Latin and North America, including Canada). It will explore the ways in which European authors and thinkers encounter, embrace, oppose or reject American cultures, politics and values, and how American authors in turn react to European influences. The subject will be studied through a range of literary, filmic and theoretical approaches generated in France, Germany, Spain, Italy and Russia, as well as in Latin and North America, from the discovery of the New World to the 21st century. More particularly, this module will invite students to further their awareness and understanding of the notions of identity and power at play in the many different discourses generated in Europe about America as well as different axes or networks of dialogue between North America, Latin America and Europe.
Weekly contact: 1.5 hours comprising a combination of lectures and seminars.
As used by St Andrews: Coursework = 100%