30 credits, Level 5
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 and assessment
We’re currently reviewing teaching and assessment of our modules in light of the COVID-19 situation. We’ll publish the latest information as soon as possible.
Contact hours and workload
This module is approximately 300 hours of work. This breaks down into about 33 hours of contact time and about 267 hours of independent study. The University may make minor variations to the contact hours for operational reasons, including timetabling requirements.
This module is running in the academic year 2021/22. We also plan to offer it in future academic years. However, there may be changes to this module in response to COVID-19, or due to staff availability, student demand or updates to our curriculum. We’ll make sure to let our applicants know of material changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.
It may not be possible to take some module combinations due to timetabling constraints. The structure of some courses means that the modules you choose first may determine whether later modules are core or optional.
This module is offered on the following courses:
- American Studies and English (with a study abroad year) BA
- Drama and English (with a study abroad year) BA
- Drama and English BA
- English (with a study abroad year) BA
- English BA
- English Language and Literature BA
- English and Art History (with a study abroad year) BA
- English and Art History BA
- English and Film Studies BA
- English and History (with a study abroad year) BA
- English and History BA
- English and Media Studies (with a study abroad year) BA
- English and Media Studies BA
- Philosophy and English BA