School of English and Drama

The Forms of Modernism

Module code: ESH7006

Credits: 30.0
Semester: SEM1

  • Semester 1: Wednesday 10 am - 12 pm

Contact: Dr Peter Howarth
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

"What did modernist writers think their forms could do for the twentieth century that other styles couldn't? This module will look at the politics of modernist forms, both official and unofficial, by considering form in the widest sense of the arrangement of characters, words, rhythms, bodies, objects and audiences. It will also look at the significance of forms and genres which are characteristic of twentieth-century writing, but lie outside or slant to modernism. Through these various forms, we will examine some recurrent debates in modern cultural life: ease vs. difficulty; democracy vs. demography; intimacy vs. discipline, sacred vs. secular."

Connected course(s): UDF DATA
Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 7