|Course Code :||1020FLWTLE|
|Semester:||Semester: 2nd semester|
|Study load (hours):||112|
|Contract restrictions: ||Exam contract not possible|
|Language of instruction :||English|
|Exam period:||exam in the 2nd semester|
At the start of this course the student should have acquired the following competences:
An active knowlegde of :
The course is taught in English.A passive knowledge of :
All the items on the reading list are in English.
Specific prerequisites for this course:
- General knowledge of the use of a PC and the Internet
Knowledge, skills and attitudes acquired in the obligatory courses (for literature in English): "Introduction to the Study of Literature in English", "Literary Texts in English 1: Romanticism", "Literary Texts in English 2: Realism" and "Literary Texts in English 3: Modernism".
2. Learning outcomes
In-depth knowledge of the major currents in literature in English (1950 to the present day).
3. Course contents
After an introduction to the theory of postmodernism (Lyotard, Baudrillard, Jameson, Huyssen), five representative fictional texts in English from the last fifty years will be analysed in detail.
4. Teaching method
Class contact teaching: LecturesSeminars
5. Assessment method and criteria
Examination: Oral with written preparationClosed bookOpen-question
6. Study material
Jonathan Coe, What A Carve Up! (Penguin Books)
Thomas Pynchon, The Crying of Lot 49 (Vintage)
Salman Rushdie, East,West (Vintage)
Toni Morrison, Beloved (Vintage)
Don DeLillo, White Noise (Picador)
Note: correct editions of the novels are available from De Groene Waterman (Wolstraat 10). In order to avoid problems in class, it is absolutely necessary to have the correct edition.
The following study material can be studied on a voluntary basis:
7. Contact information
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