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ELIT 421 Literature and Modernity

This course focuses on literature written in English in the first half of the twentieth century. Primary texts may be works of fiction, poetry, or drama, and are explored in relation to their social, political, and cultural contexts. In particular, students will explore a range of British literary responses to modernity, in contexts such as those of European imperialism, world war, totalitarianism, and international and local varieties of modernism. By the end of the course, students are expected to be able to demonstrate an understanding of and critical engagement with the key literary characteristics of the writing of the first half of the twentieth century, as well as the historical and cultural contexts within which this writing needs to be situated. Credit units: 3 ECTS Credit units: 5, Prerequisite: ELIT 227 or ELIT 230 or ELIT 265 or ELIT 270.

Autumn Semester (Timothy Sean Wright)

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