EN101 Epic into Novel - Honours Variants – EN2J4/EN3J4
Convenor: Dr John Gilmore
This module will seek to
- introduce students to aspects of epics and epic traditions in Western and other literatures, making use of a range of longer and shorter texts
- explore ways in which novels and other genres engage with epic traditions
- encourage students to think about how literatures from different cultures engage with each other, including what it means to read texts in translations
- encourage students to think about gender and power relations in literature
Please see the Reading List tab (above) for details of the set texts for the this module, including a week by week outline, and information about which texts you should buy. It is important that you use the editions/translations stated. Students are encouraged to read Gilgamesh, the selections listed from Homer's Iliad, and as much as possible of the Odyssey during the summer.