This book offers insight into the ways students enrolled in European classrooms in higher education come to understand American experience through its literary fiction, which for decades has been a key component of English department offerings and American Studies curricula across the continent and in Great Britain and Ireland. The essays provide an understanding of how post-World War II American writers, some already elevated to ‘canonical status’ and some not, are represented in European university classrooms and why they have been chosen for inclusion in coursework. The book will be of interest to scholars and teachers of American literature and American studies, and to students in American literature and American studies courses.
Laurence W. Mazzeno
is President Emeritus of Alvernia University, USA. He is the author or editor of twenty scholarly books, including Teaching Victorian Literature in the Twenty-First Century
(2017) and Victorian Environmental Nightmares
Sue Norton is Lecturer of English at Technological University Dublin, Ireland. She has published numerous articles and essays on topics in American literature as well as on classroom practice. She co-edited European Perspective on John Updike (2018).