Modernist Literature

Course code ENGL2006Units 10Level 2000Faculty of Education and ArtsSchool of Humanities and Social Science

This course provides an introduction to literary Modernism—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.

Available in 2015

Callaghan CampusSemester 1
Previously offered in 2014
ObjectivesUpon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
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
ContentThe 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)ENGL3303 The Modern Age (1900-1950)
TransitionStudents who have successfully completed ENGL3303 The Modern Age (1900-1950) are precluded from enrolment in this course.
Industrial Experience0
Assumed Knowledge20 units of English at 1000 level
Modes of DeliveryFlexible Delivery / Student Centred Learning
Internal Mode
Teaching MethodsSeminar
Assessment Items
Essays / Written AssignmentsTwo to four written assignments, which might include minor or major essays, tutorial papers, book reviews, peer reviews, in-class or online tests and/or quizzes, wikis, or journal entries, totalling approximately 4000 words
Other: (please specify)Student participation in class discussion may be assessed. Students will be notified in assessment documents at the beginning of the term whether and how participation will be assessed.

Students must submit all assessment items in order to complete the course.
Contact HoursSeminar: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Timetables2015 Course Timetables for ENGL2006