|Semester 1 Credit Value:||20|
•To introduce students to modernist literature and film and the critical debates surrounding them.
•To introduce students to the changes in literary form and practice that occurred during the first forty years of the twentieth century.
•To encourage close analytical and critical reading of texts.
•To encourage consideration of the political and historical contexts within which writing and film are produced.
The module begins by situating the emergence of modernism within its late 19th century contexts. Attention will be paid to the perceived limitations of realism and issues of exile, imperialism, urbanisation and technological change. We will study some of the major works of prose, poetry, and film of the period. The emphasis throughout will be on the significance of formal innovation and experimentation.
Students successfully completing the module will be able to engage critically with the following:
1. The history of modernist literature and film and critical debates surrounding them.
2. Issues of formal innovation and the connections and disjunctions between form, content, and contexts
3. Issues surrounding the reading and interpretation of modernist texts.
4. Issues surrounding the political, cultural and intellectual contexts in which texts are produced
Students successfully completing the module will be:
1. Able to assimilate information from a number of sources
1. Able to critically compare and contrast different texts and contexts
2. Able to identify and explore issues relating to the social and political construction of texts
3. Able to respond critically to linguistically and semantically challenging texts
4. Able to exercise and develop a sensitivity to verbal and visual creativity
|Graduate Skills Framework Applicable:||Yes|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Lecture||1||2:00||2:00||N/A|
|Guided Independent Study||Assessment preparation and completion||1||35:00||35:00||N/A|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Lecture||23||1:00||23:00||N/A|
|Guided Independent Study||Directed research and reading||1||2:00||2:00||Film Screening|
|Guided Independent Study||Directed research and reading||1||85:00||85:00||N/A|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Small group teaching||11||1:00||11:00||N/A|
|Guided Independent Study||Student-led group activity||1||10:00||10:00||N/A|
|Guided Independent Study||Independent study||1||32:00||32:00||N/A|
Lectures introduce students to knowledge outcomes. Student-led study groups develop this knowledge and enable the practise of skills. Seminars further develop knowledge and enable the practise of skills, namely close textual analysis and interpersonal communications.
The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners
|Essay||1||M||30||1200 word essay|
|Essay||1||A||70||2800 word essay|
Written assignments assess knowledge of primary and contextual materials studied on the module, critical and analytical skills, close reading skills, writing skills, the ability to compare and contrast, and knowledge of the whole module.
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