Introduction to Modernism
Early 20th century art and literature reflected the society that produced it – fragmented, innovative and bold – and difficult to interpret. This introduction to modernism provides a way in to this important period of cultural history, dipping into the fascinating but challenging work of writers such as James Joyce, Virginia Woolf and T S Eliot. Suitable for beginners.
What topics are covered?
Discussion and analysis of a selection of Modernist texts and their cultural context; stream of consciousness and ways in which Modernist writing compares to Victorian and Edwardian literature.
Who is the course aimed at?
Anyone interested in the subject and suitable for beginners. No prior experience of reading Modernist texts necessary.
Who will be my tutor?
How will I learn?
Reading and class discussion of selected texts as well as group work; some PowerPoint presentations to support lessons. The emphasis will be on sharing ideas so all contributions are welcome. Students will not be expected to do homework though occasionally you might be asked to read a text in preparation for the lesson.
Where will I need to go on my first day?On your first day, please report to the Reception in the Roper Building at City Centre Campus.
What do I need to bring?
Note taking materials.
What else do I need to know?
A course booklet with texts prepared by tutor will be provided.To avoid disappointment, please make sure you enrol on your chosen course early. Decisions regarding running or cancelling a course are made one week prior to the start of the course. If a course is cancelled, you will be informed and your course fees refunded in full. Please see Terms and Conditions of Enrolment.
The course will not run on bank holidays or during half term. Please check the term dates.
Where can I find out more information?If you need help or answers to specific questions, please contact the Student Advice Centre on 01225 312191 ext 720 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
How do I enrol?You can enrol on this course:
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