|Module Title||20TH CENTURY LITERATURE|
|Co-ordinator||Dr Luke A Thurston|
|Other staff||Dr Christoph P Lindner, Ms Cristina Bellodi, Mrs Carol M Marshall, Miss Katharine Elisabeth Wright, Dr Matthew R Jarvis, Dr Tiffany S Atkinson, Professor Timothy S Woods, Dr William G Slocombe|
|Pre-Requisite||EN10320 , EN10420|
|Course delivery||Lecture||30 Hours|
|Seminars / Tutorials||10 Hours Seminar.|
1. to introduce students to a range of writing in a variety of genres from the period 1900-1999;
2. to locate this writing in the literary, socio-historical and cultural contexts in which it was produced and read;
3. to encourage students to reflect critically on the texts chosen for special study;
4. to encourage students to explore the relations between literary texts and between texts and their contexts;
5. to encourage students to familiarize themselves with recent critical debates about the writing of this periods.
Joseph Conrad, Heart of Darkness (1899-1900); James Joyce, The Dubliners; T.S.Eliot, Selected Poems (1917-1927)
Virginia Woolf, Mrs Dalloway (1927); W.H.Auden, Selected Poems (1930s-1950s); John Osborne, Look Back in Anger (1956)
Sam Selvon, The Lonely Londoners (1956); Jackie Kay, The Adoption Papers (1991); Angela Carter, The Passion of New Eve (1977)
Lectures and seminars
Lectures (three per week): There will be an introductory and concluding lecture for each strand, and 'Text' and 'Context' lectures on each of the key texts.
Weekly seminars: There is one seminar on each of the key texts.
1. One x 2, 500 word essay during the module (see Departmental essay deadline information)
A list of essay topics relating to the first half of the module will be circulated at the beginning of the semester. The essay will contribute 25% of the module mark.
2. A three-hour unseen examination at the end of the module. Students are required to answer two questions, choosing one from each section of the paper.
The coursework essay and the two essays in the examination must each be on a different module theme, so that all three are covered. The examination will contribution 75% of the module mark.
This module is at CQFW Level 6