|Course code module||FLWTLE0320|
|Study load (hours)||112|
|Instructor(s)||Dirk Van Hulle|
|Language of instruction:||English|
|Semester exam information:||exam in the 1st semester|
|Contract restriction information:|
Having passed the following obligatory courses (for literature in English): "Introduction to the Study of Literature in English", "Literary Texts in English 1: Romanticism" and "Literary Texts in English 2: Realism"
2. Objectives (expected learning outcomes)
The objectives of the course art:
to gain in-depth knowledge of the major currents in literature in English (last decades of the 19th - first half of the 20th Century).
to acquire the skills to (1) analyse and interpret modernist stories, plays, poems and novels, and (2) read scholarly articles on modernist literature;
to gain insight into the historical and social context in which these works were written and published.
3. Course content
This course investigates the period of literary Modernism. After an exploration of the historical and cultural context, we read and analyse several representative works of literature in English (last decades of the 19th - first half of the 20th Century) by Joseph Conrad, John Millington Synge, W. B. Yeats, Katherine Mansfield, Gertrude Stein, James Joyce, T. S. Eliot, Virginia Woolf, Ezra Pound, William Faulkner.
4. Teaching method
Direct contact: LecturesSeminars (possible question and answer sessions)
Personal work: Assignments - individualPortfolio
5. Assessment method
Exam: Oral, with written preparation
Portfolio: With oral presentation
6. Compulsory reading – study material
Peter Childs, 'Modernism' (series: 'The New Critical Idiom'). 2nd edition. Londonand New York: Routledge, 2007.
Joseph Conrad, ‘An Outpost of Progress’ & ‘Heart of Darkness’ in: Heart of Darkness and Other Tales,
: Oxford World’s Classics.
William Faulkner, The Sound and the Fury (edited by David Minter). Norton Critical Edition.
James Joyce, A Portrait of the Artist As a Young
: Penguin Modern Classics.
Virginia Woolf, Mrs Dalloway.
: Penguin Modern Classics.
T. S. Eliot, Prufrock; The Waste Land (in Longman Anthology; cf. ISLE)
James Joyce, from: Dubliners: The Dead (in Longman Anthology)
James Joyce, from: Ulysses: chapter 13 ['Nausicaa'] (in Longman Anthology)
Katherine Mansfield, 'The Garden Party' http://www.eastoftheweb.com/short-stories/UBooks/GardPart.shtml
Gertrude Stein, Tender Buttons (fragment; handout)
W. B. Yeats, 'Sailing to Byzantium' (in Longman Anthology)
7. Recommended reading - study material
Steven Matthews, Modernism. London: Arnold, 2004.
Lawrence Rainey, ed., Modernism: An Anthology. Oxford: Blackwell Publishing, 2005.
Ronald Carter and Peter Stockwell, eds. The Language and Literature Reader. London and New York: Routledge, 2008.