School of English and Drama

Modernism I

Module code: ESH213A

Credits: 15.0
Semester: SEM1

  • Semester 1: Monday 11 am - 12 pm
  • Semester 1: Monday 12 pm - 1 pm
  • Semester 1: Monday 1 pm - 2 pm

Contact: Dr Suzanne Hobson
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

This module introduces you to the style, history, politics and controversies of modernism. We will read central modernist texts such as Joyce's 'Ulysses', Eliot's 'The Waste Land', and Woolf's 'To the Lighthouse', alongside a selection of modernist and modern writers, critics, journalists and intellectuals. Over eleven weeks, we will see how modernism developed in the 1910s and 20s, and examine a range of contexts for its stylistic experiments in narrative and point of view, in urban life, war, sexual emancipation, and psychology.

Connected course(s): UDF DATA
Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 5