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EL30FF: MODERNISM: MAKE IT NEW (2018-2019)

Last modified: 22 May 2019 17:07


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?

No

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.


Contact Teaching Time

Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.

Teaching Breakdown

More Information about Week Numbers


Summative Assessments

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

There are no assessments for this course.

Feedback

Detailed written feedback on essays and presentation

Course Learning Outcomes

None.

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