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EL30FF: MODERNISM: MAKE IT NEW (2017-2018)

Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 11:23


Course Overview

The early twentieth century was a time of great literary experimentation as literary modernists rose to the challenge to make it new. We will explore modernism’s stylistic experimentation while also considering the social contexts and changes that shaped this literature. The course will examine a range of writers, genres, movements and locations which prompt us to consider what, when and where was modernism.

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 3
Session First Sub Session Credit Points 30 credits (15 ECTS credits)
Campus Old Aberdeen Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Dr Elizabeth Anderson
  • Dr David Wheatley

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

  • English (EL) (Passed)
  • Any Undergraduate Programme (Studied)
  • Either Programme Level 3 or Programme Level 4

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

None.

Are there a limited number of places available?

Yes

One or more of these courses have a limited number of places. Priority access will be given to students for whom this course is compulsory. Please refer to the Frequently Asked Questions for more details on this process.


Course Description

The early twentieth century was a time of great literary experimentation as literary modernists rose to the challenge to make it new. We will explore modernism’s stylistic experimentation while also considering the social contexts and changes that shaped this literature. The course will examine a range of writers, genres and movements. We will consider the diverse locations of modernist cultural production: urban, rural, colonial, etc. The course prompts us to grapple with the questions of what, when and where was modernism.

Degree Programmes for which this Course is Prescribed

None.

Contact Teaching Time

30 hours

This is the total time spent in lectures, tutorials and other class teaching.

Teaching Breakdown


Assessment

Close reading exercise 1500 words (25%)

Essay 3000 words (50%)

Group Presentation including 750 word report (15%)

Seminar Assessment Mark (10%) including course journal

 

 

Formative Assessment

None.

Feedback

Detailed written feedback on essays and presentation

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