Hans-Peter Wagner
A Survey of American Literature (Vol. 2, Lecturer's Manual)
1900-2000


Geared to the coursebook for students (A Survey of American Literature), this manual for lecturers is intended to facilitate the preparation for the sessions in a semester. The course deals with selected literary texts by major canonical writes from early Modernism to the end of the twentieth century. The manual should help the lecturer to apply literary theories to texts while interacting with students and using various formats.

Part A contains the syllabus with a short survey of the semester and the authors and texts to be discussed. It is divided into 14 sessions corresponding to the length of a semester. The suggestions for practical teaching offer concrete ways of dealing with the texts while integrating critical approaches reaching from structuralism to poststructuralism. At the end of each session, worksheets summarise the major points and issues, thus allowing a survey of the material at one short glance. The manual also explains how different formats may be used in teaching (PPT presentations, lectures, short papers, discussions etc.). In Part B, you will find a detailed list of academic websites and electronic resources for extended teaching of texts. The final part C contains three tests (modular exams), with reference to the tests in the coursebook for students; suggested answers to the questions are provided.

Lecturers may also consult the website for this course set up by WVT Trier (see www.wvttrier.de/TESBA) with additional course material (e.g. exemplary presentations in PPT format). This site is free of charge.

Innovative and highly practical, this is the second title in the new TESBA series providing "hands-on" study guides to be used in teaching English and American literature at the undergraduate level.

Contents (PDF)


ISBN 978-3-86821-699-8, 74 S., kt., 14,50 (2017)

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