Anglo-American Culture and Civilization

L-LIN/11 - 6 CFU - 1° Semester

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Learning Objectives

Study of American culture through the interdisciplinary approach of American Studies; students will be able to identify the relationships between texts and contexts (historical, political, and social) and, taking into account multiple and different perspectives, discuss on what is “American”.

Detailed Course Content

American and New American Studies: range, perspectives and methods. Through the reading of cultural products created in different fields of discourse - from literature to politics, from cinema to music and the visual arts - this course will explore the issues concerning the construction of the American character and identity. Offering a complex vision that goes beyond a purely mainstream perspective, it will examine such essential aspects as ethnicity, gender, the influence of religion on civil society, youth culture, regional identities, international relationships, media and technology.

Textbook Information

Primary works (for both attending and non-attending students):

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