EKIA4001 American Novels (4 cr)

Study level:
Intermediate studies
Grading scale:
Responsible organisation:
Department of Language and Communication Studies
Curriculum periods:
2017-2018, 2018-2019, 2019-2020



- Option A: Paul Auster: The Invention of Solitude AND Leviathan AND The Book of Illusions OR

- Option B: F Scott Fitzgerald: The Beautiful and Damned AND Tender is the Night OR

- Option C: 3 Novelists: Twain, Wharton and Scott Fitzgerald
• Twain, Huckleberry Finn
• Wharton, The House of Mirth
• Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby

Completion methods

Self study.

Assessment by a Koppa exam. Note that the possibility of this method of assessment alternates between academic years as follows:

2017 - 2018: Option C;
2018 - 2019: Options A and B;
2019 - 2020: Option C.

Open University: contact teaching, web-based tasks, learning assignments, an exam or a combination of these (methods of study will be specified in the annual teaching programme before the start of each academic year).

Assessment details


Open University: Active participation (100% attendance usually required). Learning assignments or an exam.

Learning outcomes

After studying the books candidates are expected to be able to write answers to an essay question in which they
• identify themes in the books
• analyse how the themes are developed
• make appropriate use of supporting textual evidence

Additional information

All the literature exams are ‘open book’. That means you may have a copy of the books in the examination. Light annotations are permitted.

Description of prerequisites

EKIP403 Introduction to Literary Studies.

Study materials

The novels specified above in their original English versions

Completion methods

Method 1

Select all marked parts
Parts of the completion methods
Unpublished assessment item