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Lecture List 2016/17


Lectures take place on Mondays at 5pm in IMC.002.

Term 1

03 Oct. 2016. Introduction: Modernity, Manifestoes and the Module (Mike Niblett)

10 Oct. Goethe, Faust Part I (Mike Niblett)

17 Oct. Equiano,Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano, or Gustavus Vassa, African (Portia Owusu)


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

31 Oct. Mary Shelley, Frankenstein (Karen Borg Cardona)

14 Nov. Charles Baudelaire, “The Painter of Modern Life,” “The Swan,” “The Eyes of the Poor,” “Lost Halo,” “Bash the Poor!”; Arthur Rimbaud, “The Drunken Boat”” (Mike Niblett)

21 Nov. Ibsen, A Doll’s House (Steve Purcell)

28 Nov. Soseki, Kokoro (Michael Gardiner)


05 Dec. Conrad, Heart of Darkness (Pablo Mukherjee)

Term 2

9 Jan. 2017. Lu Xun, “Diary of a Madman”; Babel, “The Story of My Dovecote”; Borges, “The Garden of Forking Paths” (Paulo de Medeiros and Michael Tsang)

16 Jan. Kafka, The Metamorphosis (Paulo de Medeiros)


23 Jan. Apollinaire, “Zone”; Eliot, The Waste Land (Mike Niblett)


30 Jan. Katherine Anne Porter, Pale Horse, Pale Rider (Michael Tsang)


6 Feb. Brecht, Mother Courage and Her Children (Martin Schauss)


20 Feb. Beckett, Endgame (Daniel Katz)


27 Feb. Lispector, The Hour of the Star (Emanuelle Santos)


6 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” (Mike Niblett)


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