Estudios Norteamericanos (Conjunto con UAH)

Máster. Curso 2019/2020.

MULTICULTURALISMO:EXPRESIONES CULTURALES ÉTNICAS ESTADOUNIDENSES - 608560

Curso Académico 2019-20

Datos Generales

SINOPSIS

COMPETENCIAS

Generales
CG1 - Los alumnos adquirirán conocimientos más profundos y específicos de las disciplinas inherentes a los Estudios Norteamericanos.
CG2 - Los alumnos serán capaces de utilizar la preparación adquirida como recurso y modelo de referencia mediante el que resolver de forma adecuada las cuestiones de índole teórica y práctica relativas a las distintas áreas de especialización que se logran a través de los itinerarios sugeridos en el programa formativo de este título.
CG3 - Los alumnos serán capaces de aprender de forma continuada, autónoma y autodirigida, desarrollando nuevos enfoques y métodos analíticos dentro de los Estudios Norteamericanos.
CG4 - Los alumnos conocerán las innovaciones más recientes en el campo de los Estudios Norteamericanos.
CG5 - Los alumnos adquirirán las habilidades necesarias para la realización de un trabajo de investigación.
CG6 - Los alumnos aplicarán las aportaciones teóricas y analíticas desde distintos campos del conocimiento en pro de un mismo objetivo científico durante su participación en las sesiones, mediante grupos de trabajo, en trabajos escritos y en sus TFM.
CB6 - Poseer y comprender conocimientos que aporten una base u oportunidad de ser originales en el desarrollo y/o aplicación de ideas, a menudo en un contexto de investigación
CB7 - Que los estudiantes sepan aplicar los conocimientos adquiridos y su capacidad de resolución de problemas en entornos nuevos o poco conocidos dentro de contextos más amplios (o multidisciplinares) relacionados con su área de estudio
CB8 - Que los estudiantes sean capaces de integrar conocimientos y enfrentarse a la complejidad de formular juicios a partir de una información que, siendo incompleta o limitada, incluya reflexiones sobre las responsabilidades sociales y éticas vinculadas a la aplicación de sus conocimientos y juicios
Específicas
CE1 - Los alumnos serán capaces de cuestionar la validez de las aseveraciones relativistas sobre la idiosincracia estadounidense.
CE2 - Los alumnos serán capaces de discernir los distintos hitos de la historia política y cultural norteamericana tanto en su discronía como en su sincronía.
CE3 - Los alumnos serán capaces de realizar un trabajo de investigación con una estructura adecuada, una redacción clara, una argumentación sólida y respetando todas las normas de cita y relación de fuentes propias de este tipo de trabajos y asimilando las teorías u opiniones expuestas en otros estudios sobre el tema.
CE5 - Los alumnos tendrán la capacidad de interpretar y evaluar todo tipo de textos norteamericanos actuales (prensa, publicidad, informes, comunicados, textos de carácter científico o económico, textos ideológicos, históricos, literarios, etc.) desvelando su ideología, sus objetivos, y su función.
CE6 - Los alumnos tendrán una visión global de las relaciones transatlánticas culturales, políticas e históricas desde la creación de Nueva Inglaterra hasta nuestros días.
CE7 - Los alumnos serán capaces de realizar aproximaciones inter y multidisciplinares a los constructos culturales estadounidenses, independientemente de su naturaleza.

ACTIVIDADES DOCENTES

Clases teóricas
20%
Clases prácticas
20%
Exposiciones
20%
Presentaciones
20%
Otras actividades
20%
TOTAL
100%

Presenciales

2

No presenciales

4

Semestre

2

Breve descriptor:

This course provides an overview of recent artistic and literary production in English by US authors of ethnic descent, whose communities have been historically affected by traumatic realities and conflicts related to migration, racism and violence. The lessons will be divided into sessions dedicated to the theory on multiculturalism and to the artistic tradition of each particular ethnic group, as well as to class discussion of the assigned cultural artifacts and/or literary texts (museums, films, visual arts, literature, essays, music, and others). Among the topics addressed in the selection of art works/readings are the experience of immigration and slavery, the concept of “the American dream”, ethnic identity and community, various forms of discrimination (based on categories such as language, race, class, gender, religion or sexuality), the aesthetic and ideological demands of mainstream artistic canons, or the persecution or genocide suffered by their community at present or in the past.
 
The assignments for this course will mostly focus on three examples of current multicultural realities:
The African American neo-slave narrative genre both in film, the plastic arts and literature; 
The second and third generation narratives of the Holocaust and the discourse of Holocaust commemoration in the arts and museums; 
The experience of immigration in recent Chicano poetry and visual art.
 

Requisitos

Los generales de admisión al máster

Objetivos

Competencias genéricas:
 
1. To show independent and critical attitudes towards the analysis of American literary texts and art works. 
2. To appreciate the role literature and art plays in national identity building or as a site of resistance to the dominant social and political hegemony. 
3. To develop critical skills and the capacity to synthesize and interpret information.
4. To be able to work with different bibliographical sources effectively.  
5. To be able to defend literary/cultural opinions in English, orally and in writing, through analysis and argument. 
6. To display greater understanding and tolerance to individual and collective differences.
7. To enhance team work and the capacity of autonomous learning.
 
Competencias específicas: 
1. To be able to examine and comment on the development of literary writing and artistic works in America, from the first examples of multiculturalism to the present.  
2. To be able to explore the social, cultural, and historical issues underlying the different literary /artistic movements and works.
3. To be able to examine the connections between the artists’ and writers’ purpose, themes and audience expectations.
4. To develop personal and critical opinions related to the different topics discussed in the course. 
5. To be able to explore and analyze the technical, rhetorical and linguistic as well as literary, cultural, aesthetic and historical topics related to examples of American literary multiculturalism.
6. To acquire the specific terminology associated to the literary analysis of the given texts.
7. To analyze, understand and discuss the selected arts works, readings and fragments in detail. 
8. To be able to develop consistent arguments and defend them through the writing of a final essay in English at C1 level.
 

Contenido

This course provides an overview of recent artistic and literary production in English by US authors of ethnic descent, whose communities have been historically affected by traumatic realities and conflicts related to migration, racism and violence. The lessons will be divided into sessions dedicated to the theory on multiculturalism and to the artistic tradition of each particular ethnic group, as well as to class discussion of the assigned cultural artifacts and/or literary texts (museums, films, visual arts, literature, essays, music, and others). Among the topics addressed in the selection of art works/readings are the experience of immigration and slavery, the concept of “the American dream”, ethnic identity and community, various forms of discrimination (based on categories such as language, race, class, gender, religion or sexuality), the aesthetic and ideological demands of mainstream artistic canons, or the persecution or genocide suffered by their community at present or in the past.
 
The assignments for this course will mostly focus on three examples of current multicultural realities:
• The African American neo-slave narrative genre both in film, the plastic arts and literature; 
• The second and third generation narratives of the Holocaust and the discourse of Holocaust commemoration in the arts and museums; 
• The experience of immigration in recent Chicano poetry and visual art.

Evaluación

Continuous assessment will be conducted through the following four categories:
- Short written assignments …………………. 25 % final grade
- Short oral presentations ……………………… 25% final grade
- Active and meaningful class participation …. 25% final grade
- Final paper or exam ……………………………… 25% final grade

Bibliografía

Please, note that this is just a very general introductory biography for students who have never studied or read American literature before at university level. A more detailed and specific bibliography on the authors and texts to be read for class discussion will be provided at the beginning of the course.

Bradbury, Malcolm and Richard Ruland (1993) From Puritanism to Postmodernism: A History of American literature. London: Penguin.

Bradbury, Malcolm (1994) The Modern American Novel. New York: Penguin.

Eagleton, Terry (2013) How to Read Literature. New Haven: Yale University Press.

Elliot, Emory ed. (1991) The Columbia History of the American Novel. New York: Columbia University Press.

Gibb, Alan (2014) Contemporary American Trauma Narratives. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press.

Gray, Richard (2004) A History of American Literature. Malden, MA: Blackwell.

Harris, Susan K. (1992) 19th Century American Women’s Novels: Interpretative Strategies. New York: Cambridge University Press.

Hart, James D. (1995) The Oxford Companion to American Literature. Oxford: O.U.P.

Kurin, Richard (2013) The Smithsonian’s History of America in 101 Objects. New York: The Penguin Press.

Lauter, Paul, ed. (2002) The Heath Anthology of American Literature. Boston and New York: Houghton Mifflin.

LaVonne Brown Ruoff, A. and Jerry W. Ward Jr. eds. (1990) Redefining American Literary History. New York: The Modern Language Association of America.

Olick, Jeffrey K. and Daniel Levy, eds. (2011) The Collective Memory Reader. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Onega, Susana and Jean-Michel Ganteau, eds. (2014) Contemporary Trauma Narratives: Liminality and the Ethics of Form. Abingdon: Routledge

Rothberg, Michael (2009) Multidirectional Memory. Remembering the Holocaust in the Age of Decolonization. Stanford University Press.

Sollors, Werner and Greil Marcus, eds. (2012) A New Literary History of America. Harvard University Press Reference Library.

Otra información relevante

La información de esta ficha no sustituye al programa de la asignatura, que es el documento donde se concretarán actividades, material, lecturas y contenido temático.

Durante la primera semana de clase presencial dicho programa se entregará en el aula, y quedará asimismo disponible en el campus virtual de la asignatura.

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Grupo T04/02/2020 - 14/05/2020JUEVES 18:00 - 21:00-CARMEN MENDEZ GARCIA