Modernist Literature

Description

This course provides an introduction to literary Modernism as an artistic movement that transformed literary production in Europe and the United States in the first half of the twentieth century. In response to the unsettling social, political, and cultural changes brought about by an era of 'modernity', writers sought to create art that would engage with and reflect these changes. Through the study of key Modernist texts (prose and poetry), students will learn about the diverse innovations in form, style, and subject matter characteristic of the movement. Works studied may be British, American, or both.

Availability

Callaghan Campus

  • Semester 1 - 2015

Learning Outcomes

1. Recognise and discuss features of Modernist literary texts;

2. Demonstrate skills in interpretation and analysis of Modernist texts at an intermediate undergraduate level;

3. Demonstrate the ability to communicate at an intermediate undergraduate level;

4. Demonstrate skills in information literacy and use of technology to perform research;

5. Write analytic essays at an intermediate undergraduate level

Content

The content of this course will focus on the study of key Modernist works (poetry and prose) written during the last decade of the nineteenth century and first half of the twentieth century. The exact texts and topics studied will vary from offering to offering

Replacing Course(s)

This course replaces the following course(s): ENGL3303. Students who have successfully completed ENGL3303 are not eligible to enrol in ENGL2006.

Assumed Knowledge

20 units of English at 1000 level

Assessment Items

Essay: Short essay (1,000 words)

Journal: Self-directed reading journal (2 entries, each 500 words

Essay: Final comparative essay (2,000 words)

Practical Demonstration: Performance readings

Contact Hours

Seminar

Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term