SEL2207 : Modernisms
- Offered for Year: 2018/19
- Module Leader(s): Dr Alex Niven
- Lecturer: Dr Mark Byers
- Owning School: English Lit, Language & Linguistics
- Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
|Semester 2 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.
Outline Of Syllabus
The module begins by situating the emergence of modernism within its late-nineteenth century contexts. Across the module we will study some of the major works of prose and poetry of the period, and examine the then major contexts for the emergence of distinctively modernist form and content. The emphasis throughout will be on the significance of formal innovation and experimentation.
|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|
Teaching Rationale And Relationship
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||2||M||30||1200 word essay|
|Essay||2||A||70||2800 word essay|
Assessment Rationale And Relationship
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.