Modern and Contemporary American Literature is a course book especially designed for students of UNED s Literatura Norteamericana II: Moderna y Contemporánea of the Grado en Estudios Ingleses: Lengua, Literatura y Cultura. It offers a survey of the main authors, texts and concerns of twentieth-century American literature, and pays particular attention to Modernism and Postmodernism as major cultural moments. This book also comprises analytical strategies for the course s set readings, as well as self-assessing and discussion exercises for the students to test their own progress.
(Lic. Universidad de Deusto, Ph. D. Universidad de Alcalá de Henares) has been a lecturer of English and American literature for over fifteen years at several Spanish universities. She is currently working as lecturer at the UNED. She specializes in modern American literature and cultural studies, and has published articles on gender-related issues, popular forms, media culture and, more recently, the influence of science on US fiction.