8th June 2005
BOOK BOOST FOR NEW AMERICAN STUDIES COURSE
American Studies degree course to be launched this autumn at the
The embassy has agreed to provide £2,000 to pay for books to support the new course which will find a home in the university’s new £5 million Great Central Warehouse Library.
leader Dr Steven Pope wrote to the embassy with a list of suitable books which
the university would like to buy in time for September, when the first American
Studies students will enrol at
“Although a couple of my colleagues have taught American literature at Lincoln for several years, our library has only begun acquiring books and journals on American studies,” said Dr Pope, a senior lecturer in history and a native of Michigan.
“As such, we’re delighted that this grant can support our fledgling collection.”
The new degree course in American Studies provides a critical perspective on American culture from literature, history and cultural studies.
The course allows students to study a wide range of writing and media, including fiction, poetry, journalism, film, drama, television, radio and music and emphasises historical, social and political contexts and the construction of American identities.
Units include the Vietnam war, American icons, the West in popular imagination, the
history of American sport, representations of the South,
To find out more about American Studies at the University of Lincoln contact Dr Steven Pope on Lincoln (01522) 837353, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.lincoln.ac.uk/home/courses/humanities/undergraduate/american/index.asp
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