- A week-by-week guide to the topics you will explore in this subject will be provided in your study materials.
- Discussion forum/Discussion Board
- Podcasting/Lecture capture
You must have successfully completed the following subject(s) before starting this subject:
MAQ-ENGX120-Approaches to English Literature , or MAQ-ENGX110
and two ENGX or ENGL subjects at 200 level or above NCCW ENGL305
No special requirements
This unit examines the upheavals that took place in literature and culture between 1900 and 1940. Issues discussed include: imperialism and colonialism; the death of God; the cataclysm of the First World War; the crisis in representation and revolution of the word; changing gender relations; the nightmare of history; and the propagation of myth. These are examined through the manifestos of the major aesthetic movements (Impressionism, Imagism, Vorticism) and related themes (impersonality, anti-self). Texts studied include: works from novelists and poets (Conrad, Yeats, Eliot, Pound, Joyce and Woolf); philosophers (Nietzsche and Freud); visual artists (Lewis); and filmmakers (Bergman and Haneke).
- Forum participation (20%)
- minor essay (1200 words) (30%)
- major essay (2500 words) (50%)
Textbook information is pending.
Bachelor of Arts
- Major in Ancient History
- Major in English
- Major in Modern History
- Major in Philosophy
- Major in Politics
- Major in Society and Culture
- Major in Sociology
- Major in Creative Writing