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KL15F2: CONTROVERSIAL CLASSICS (2014-2015)

Last modified: 01 Aug 2014 15:39


Course Overview

Literature can provoke, offend and disturb as well as entertain. This course considers some of the most powerful and controversial works of modern literature. It examines the circumstances of publication, the nature of the controversy, and the cultural and critical impact of each work. The course shows how poems, plays and novels can raise searching questions about national, racial and personal identity, and looks at the methods used by writers to challenge their readers, as well the responses of readers to such challenges.

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 1
Session Second Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus None. Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Dr Shane Alcobia-Murphy

Qualification Prerequisites

  • Programme Level 1

What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

  • Any Undergraduate Programme (Studied)

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

  • EL1516 Controversial Classics (Distance) (Studied)

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

Literature can provoke, offend and disturb as well as entertain. This course considers some of the most powerful and controversial works of modern literature. It examines the circumstances of publication, the nature of the controversy, and the cultural and critical impact of each work. The course shows how poems, plays and novels can raise searching questions about national, racial and personal identity, and looks at the methods used by writers to challenge their readers, as well the responses of readers to such challenges. Included are texts such as: Vladimir Nabokov’s (i)Lolita, Art Spiegelman's Maus and Seamus Heaney's North.

Degree Programmes for which this Course is Prescribed

None.

Contact Teaching Time

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Teaching Breakdown


Assessment

1st Attempt: Continuous assessment (50%): 1000 word essay (15%); 1500 word essay (25%); Tutorial Assessment Mark (10%). 1 two-hour written examination (50%). Resit: 1 two-hour written examination (100%).

Formative Assessment

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