Gaziantep University

GAZİANTEP UNIVERSITY

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DEPARTMENT OF WESTERN LANGUAGES AND LITERATURES 
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Course Details
Course Title
The Social Context of the English and American Lit
Code
ELL 208
Course Info
This course aims to introduce students to some social movements and ideas that have shaped American and English literature. Tracing cornerstones of American history from the colonial period to the present, the course will discuss “American dream” and its failure. It will explore social effects of people’s pursuit of prosperity by closely looking at family, marriage, work environment, migration, class struggles, and mobility. In order to analyze the connections between these social circumstances and industrialization, the course will examine the literary reflections of Industrial Revolution in Britain and the USA. It will open a discussion on the question of identity by comparing English and American identities. During the semester the course will also make references to psychological effects of social events in English and American history through discussions on topics such as depression and madness.
Credit
3
ECTS
5
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