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ATLANTIC CROSSINGS: REPRESENTATIONS OF EUROPE IN AMERICAN LITERATURE
Country - Partner Institution - Programs: Netherlands - Utrecht University - 'Utrecht Univ.'
UC Course SubjectAmerican Studies
Number & Suffix: 107
Full UC Title: ATLANTIC CROSSINGS: REPRESENTATIONS OF EUROPE IN AMERICAN LITERATURE 
Transcript Title: ATLANTIC CROSSINGS 
UC QTR Units - Division: 6.0 - Upper Division 
Course Description: Literary critic and novelist Malcolm Bradbury has argued that the development of American literature can only be properly understood as an expression of the intensive transatlantic exchanges during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. This course explores these ‚ÄúTransatlantic mythologies‚ÄĚ as Bradbury calls them, by studying the various ways in which Europe is represented in the great tradition of American literary expression. As transatlantic literature adopts perspectives from the other side and negotiates and explores the mental space in between, it also serves to construct and define national, ethnic, and individual identities in opposition to an imagined other. This course examines these transatlantic encounters in American literature by studying works from the seventeenth century to the present, with a particular focus on the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Primary texts are drawn from the mainstream tradition of canonical American literature and/or from the rich body of ethnic (immigrant) literature in which Europe inevitably looms large. 
Language of Instruction: English
 
Partner Title: ATLANTIC CROSSINGS: REPRESENTATIONS OF EUROPE IN AMERICAN LITERATURE 
Partner University Department: Languages, Literature, and Communication 
Partner University Course Number: TL3V15005