Course readings: Introduction to cultural studies (I. Chirica)

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Year of Study: 1st  Year

American Studies

Academic term: 1

Course and seminar taught by: Lecturer PhD Irina Chirica

Compulsory Readings (to be discussed in seminar sessions, in this order)

  1. Anzia Yezierska, America and I
  2. Abraham Cahan – The Meeting
  3. Irving Howe – Ellis Island
  4. Alice Walker – Quilts; In Search of Our Mothers’ Gardens
  5. Amy Tan, Two Kinds
  6. Trace Embry, America’s Youth Culture Manifesto
  7. William Faulkner, A Rose for Emily
  8. Hamlin Garland, Among the Corn Rows
  9. The Western. John Ford – The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (movie discussion)
  10. Donald Barthelme, At the End of the American Age
  11. Martin Luther King – I Have a Dream versus Malcolm X’s, The Ballot or the Bullet
  12. American Politics – Presidential Inauguration Speeches