Course Number 0626-5012-01
Course Name Cold War American Literature and Culture
Academic Unit The Lester and Sally Entin Faculty of Humanities -
Lecturer Dr. Spencer MorrisonContact
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Office HoursBy appointment
Mode of Instruction Lecture
Credit Hours 4
Semester 2020/2
Day Sun
Hours 10:00-12:00
Building Rosenberg-Jewish Stu+Archaelo
Room 205
Semester 2020/2
Day Wed
Hours 10:00-12:00
Building Rosenberg-Jewish Stu+Archaelo
Room 205
Fully online course Course is taught in English
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Short Course Description

The three decades following WWII witnessed major upheavals in U.S. social and political life, with material living conditions for many Americans shifting as much as or more than they had in the previous two centuries. As these material, social, and political conditions changed, so too did Americans? imaginative relations with the state, with dominant societal institutions, and with one another. In this course we?ll explore these complex changes by studying how the era?s fiction, poetry, cinema, and nonfiction dissents from, even as it reproduces, prevailing master-narratives of Cold War America. As we go, we?ll seek to clarify the nebulous concept of ideology by tracking its role in shaping Cold War notions of U.S. identity (notably, those of gender, class, sexuality, race, and religion) and political belonging (as manifested in personal engagements with domestic and international initiatives of the U.S. state). Reflecting an unusually tumultuous time in U.S. history, the works we?ll study inscribe, challenge, and reshape the narratives by which Americans understood their country and their lives.

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Course Requirements

Midterm assignment

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PrerequisiteIntro to Americ (06261500) +Narrative Analysis (06261208) +Basic Academic Writing (06261142) ORWriting Tutorial (06261141) ORBasic Academic Writing (16621142)

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