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

We’re currently reviewing contact hours for modules and will update with further information as soon as it is available.

This module is running in the academic year 2020/21. 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.

Courses

This module is offered on the following courses: