Modernisms (Q3308)

30 credits, Level 5

Spring teaching

This module studies 1860-1945, 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 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, short stories, literary criticism, and Joyce’s Ulysses (1922).

Teaching

33%: Lecture
67%: Seminar

Assessment

100%: Coursework (Essay, Portfolio)

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.

We regularly review our modules to incorporate student feedback, staff expertise, as well as the latest research and teaching methodology. We’re planning to run these modules in the academic year 2021/22. However, there may be changes to these modules in response to COVID-19, 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.

Courses

This module is offered on the following courses: