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Module

SEL2207 : Modernisms

  • Offered for Year: 2020/21
  • Module Leader(s): Dr Alex Niven
  • Lecturer: Dr Fionnghuala Sweeney, Dr Mark Byers, Dr Rosalind Haslett
  • Owning School: English Lit, Language & Linguistics
  • Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
Semesters
Semester 1 Credit Value: 20
ECTS Credits: 10.0

Aims

•To introduce students to modernist texts and the critical debates surrounding them.
•To introduce students to the changes in literary form and practice that occurred during the early to mid twentieth century.
•To encourage close analytical and critical reading of texts.
•To encourage consideration of the political and historical contexts within which texts are produced.

Outline Of Syllabus

The module begins by situating the emergence of modernism in its historical contexts. Across the module we will study some of the major literary works of the period, and examine the major contexts for the emergence of distinctively modernist form and content. The emphasis throughout will be on the significance of formal innovation and experimentation.

Teaching Methods

Module leaders are revising this content in light of the Covid 19 restrictions.
Revised and approved detail information will be available by 17 August.

Assessment Methods

Module leaders are revising this content in light of the Covid 19 restrictions.
Revised and approved detail information will be available by 17 August.

Reading Lists

Timetable