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ENGL 3051 - Modernisms

Career: Undergraduate
Units: 3
Term: Semester 1
Campus: North Terrace
Contact: Up to 3 hours per week
Available for Study Abroad and Exchange: Yes
Available for Non-Award Study: Yes
Pre-Requisite: At least 6 units of study at Level I undergraduate study. To undertake this course as part of a major in English, students need a minimum of 3 units in English at Level II or at Level II in Creative Writing cross-listed with the major in English.
Assumed Knowledge: ENGL 1101
Incompatible: ENGL 2052
Assessment: On-line quiz 10%, Seminar presentation 10%, Seminar essay (1500 words) 30%, Major essay (3000 words) 50%
Syllabus:

Modernism is best understood as a cultural and artistic response to the changing conditions of modernity in the early twentieth century, a period marked by World War One, increasing urbanisation and industrialisation, struggles for labour rights and women's rights, decolonisation, and the emergence of mass culture and advanced technologies. This course examines the emergence of literary Modernism, predominantly in Europe and North America, but it will also touch on Modernist texts from New Zealand and Australia. One of the key themes of the course is that different strands of Modernism arose at different times across different locations, hence the title Modernisms. Text to be studied include short stories by Katherine Mansfield, a novella by Franz Kafka, the ballet The Rite of Spring, novels by James Joyce, Virginia Woolf and William Faulkner, and poetry by T.S. Eliot, Mina Loy and 'Ern Malley'. We will study how these texts interpret and express the sometimes confusing experience of modernity, showing a range of ideas concerning politics and aesthetics, tradition and the avant-garde, gender, identity and nation. We will explore the impact of new ideas about time, the mind and language on literature, as well as charting ways in which Modernist writers reacted to, reflected on, or tried to give shape to the social and political tumult of their times.

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Critical Dates

Term Last Day to Add Online Census Date Last Day to WNF Last Day to WF
Semester 1 Mon 16/03/2020 Thu 26/03/2020 Fri 12/06/2020 Not Available


Class Details

Enrolment Class: Lecture
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
13458 LE01 119 32 4 Mar - 8 Apr Wednesday 4pm - 5pm Napier, G03, Lecture Theatre
29 Apr - 3 Jun Wednesday 4pm - 5pm Napier, G03, Lecture Theatre
Related Class: Seminar
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
13459 SE04 28 FULL 5 Mar - 9 Apr Thursday 11am - 1pm Lower Napier, LG15, Teaching Room
30 Apr - 4 Jun Thursday 11am - 1pm Lower Napier, LG15, Teaching Room
13460 SE03 30 2 5 Mar - 9 Apr Thursday 9am - 11am Ligertwood, 111, Teaching Room
30 Apr - 4 Jun Thursday 9am - 11am Ligertwood, 111, Teaching Room
13461 SE02 40 9 4 Mar - 8 Apr Wednesday 5pm - 7pm Lower Napier, LG24, Teaching Room
29 Apr - 3 Jun Wednesday 5pm - 7pm Lower Napier, LG24, Teaching Room