20 Credits SPRING

Aims/Description: This course, which is co-taught by staff in the English and History Departments, involves students in the interdisciplinary study of American society and culture during the watershed decade of the 1960s. The major themes of the course are the decline of New Deal-style liberalism and the rise of a variety of dissident political and cultural movements. Particular topics include American involvement in the Vietnam War, the 'second wave' of American Feminism and the emergence of the Beat movement. These are examined through the study of a range of historical documents and cultural artefacts, the latter including literature, film and music.

Restrictions on availability: Restricted to students on LITU01, LITU03, LITU07

Teaching Methods: Lectures, Seminars, Independent Study
Assessment: Course work, Bulletin board

Notes: Elementary word-processing or typing required

Information on the department responsible for this unit (English Literature):

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Western Bank, Sheffield, S10 2TN, UK