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EL2016 - Modern Literature

[Offered in odd-numbered years]

Credit points: 3
Year: 2020
Student Contribution Band: Band 1
Administered by: College of Arts, Society & Education

Exploration of a range of modernist fiction, poetry and drama from the first half of the 20th century; and of the aesthetic, intellectual, historical and social contexts in which these texts were written.

Learning Outcomes

  • to achieve an understanding of the philosophical, industrial and social movements that influenced Modernism and the concept of an avant-garde;
  • to attain a detailed knowledge of the set texts and familiarity with their critical reception;
  • to broaden and intensify the literary-critical skills and understanding attained by students at earlier levels, particularly where essay-writing and extra-literary issues are concerned;
  • to develop a sound understanding of the Modernist movement in literature and its relationship to developments in the other arts, especially painting.

Subject Assessment

  • Invigilated > End of semester exam - (40%)
  • Invigilated > Tutorial attendance and participation - (20%)
  • essays - (40%).
To undertake this subject, students must have successfully completed 12 credit points (four subjects) of level 1 study at tertiary level
EL3016 EL5016

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