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EN3212   Modernist Literature: Making It New?

Academic year(s): 2018-2019

Key information

SCOTCAT credits : 30

ECTS credits : 15

Level : SCQF level 9

Semester: 1

Planned timetable: 3.00 pm - 5.00 pm Thu

This module will survey a representative sample of modernist fiction and poetry, providing an opportunity for the in-depth study of key conceptual shifts and formal innovations in modernist literature. Thematically, it will take as its central focus the question of how the modernist desire to break with the past and ¿make it new¿ existed alongside an on-going interest in tradition and the past. We will consider topics such as Imagism and classicism; modernist uses of myth; the modernist pastoral; modernism and memory; exile and imagined return; and the anticipatory nostalgia of the 1930s. Authors considered will include W B Yeats, Ezra Pound, H D [Hilda Doolittle], T S Eliot, Virginia Woolf, James Joyce, and W H Auden. (Group E)

Relationship to other modules

Pre-requisite(s): Before taking this module you must pass EN2003 and pass EN2004

Learning and teaching methods and delivery

Weekly contact: 1 x 1-hour lecture and 1 x 1-hour seminar, and 2 optional consultative hours.

Scheduled learning hours: 20

Guided independent study hours: 280

Assessment pattern

As used by St Andrews: 2-hour Written Examination = 50%, Coursework = 50%

As defined by QAA
Written examinations : 50%
Practical examinations : 0%
Coursework: 50%

Re-assessment: 3-hour Written Examination = 100%


Module teaching staff: Dr Christina Alt (CMA7)