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Lecture List 2014-15

Lectures take place on Mondays at 5pm in IMC002.

Term 1


29 Sept 2014. Introduction: Modernity, Manifestoes and the Module (Nick Lawrence)


06 Oct. Goethe, Faust Part I (Nick Lawrence)

13 Oct. Equiano, Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano, or Gustavus Vassa, African (Tina Lupton)


20 Oct. Blake, “Auguries of Innocence”; Percy B. Shelley, “Ode to the West Wind” and “The Mask of Anarchy”; Pushkin, “The Bronze Horseman” (Emma Mason)


27 Oct. Mary Shelley, Frankenstein (James Christie)


10 Nov. Baudelaire, from “The Painter of Modern Life”; “The Swan” from Fleurs du Mal; “The Eyes of the Poor,” “Lost Halo,” “Bash the Poor!” from Spleen de Paris; Rimbaud, “The Drunken Boat” (Nick Lawrence)


17 Nov. Ibsen, A Doll’s House (Stephen Purcell)


24 Nov. Soseki, Kokoro (Michael Gardiner)


1 Dec. Conrad, Heart of Darkness (Rashmi Varma)

Term 2


5 Jan. 2015. Lu Xun, “Diary of a Madman”; Babel, “The Story of My Dovecote”; Borges, “The Garden of Forking Paths” (Nick Lawrence)


12 Jan. Kafka, The Metamorphosis (Paulo de Medeiros)
(Note: Unfortunately an IT Services microphone error meant that the audio for this lecture was not recorded properly. The link above is to the same lecture given last year.)


19 Jan. Apollinaire, “Zone”; Eliot, The Waste Land (Dan Katz/Stephen Ross)


26 Jan. Katherine Anne Porter, Pale Horse, Pale Rider Pale Horse, Pale Rider (Myka Tucker-Abramson)


2 Feb. Brecht, Mother Courage and Her Children (Christian Smith)


16 Feb. Beckett, Endgame (Dan Katz)


23 Feb. Nabokov, Lolita (Mark Storey)


2 Mar. Césaire, Notebook of a Return to the Native Land; O’Hara, “Ode: Salute to the French Negro Poets” and “The Day Lady Died”; Bishop, “Questions of Travel”; Brathwaite, “Letter Sycorax” (Nick Lawrence)


9 Mar. Salih, A Season of Migration to the North (Pablo Mukherjee)