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EL2016 - Modern Literature

[Offered in odd-numbered years, however not offered in 2019]

Credit points: 03
Year: 2019
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.
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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