Modernisms (Q3308)

30 credits, Level 5

Spring teaching

This module studies one of the truly momentous periods of political, social, and cultural history. Imperialist conflict, the growth of nationalism, war, technological innovation, fundamental social, intellectual, ideological, and political transformations, shifts in the relationships between the sexes, the development of consumerism, the creation of the mass press, the radio and cinema, the emergence of anarchism, socialism, communism, and fascism: these provide contexts for our reading and lectures. Movements including Decadence, Vorticism, Imagism, and Dada are represented in course offerings. Readings include poetry, novels, novellas, short stories, philosophy, polemics, literary criticism, and the entirety of Joyce’s Ulysses (1922).

Teaching

33%: Lecture
67%: Seminar

Assessment

40%: Coursework (Essay, Presentation)
60%: Examination (Take away paper)

Contact hours and workload

This module is 300 hours of work. This breaks down into 33 hours of contact time and 267 hours of independent study.

This module is running in the academic year 2019/20. We also plan to offer it in future academic years. It may become unavailable due to staff availability, student demand or updates to our curriculum. We’ll make sure to let our applicants know of such changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.