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Lecture List 2013-14

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


Term 1

30 Sept. 2013. Introduction: Modernity, Manifestoes and the Module (Nick Lawrence)


7 Oct. 2013. Goethe, Faust Part I (James Hodkinson)


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


21 Oct. Blake, “Auguries of Innocence”; Shelley, “Ode to the West Wind”; Pushkin, “The Bronze Horseman” (Emma Mason)


28 Oct. Frankenstein (Joe Jackson)


11 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)


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


Note: From this date, we will be providing lecture capture through a new software platform adopted by the university, Echo360. Click on the hyperlinked lectures listed to view and hear the lecture.

25 Nov. Soseki, Kokoro (Michael Gardiner)


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


Term 2

6 Jan. Lu Xun, 'Diary of a Madman'; Isaac Babel, 'The Story of My Dovecote'; Jorge Luis Borges, 'The Garden of Forking Paths' (Nick Lawrence)

13 Jan. Kafka, Metamorphosis (Paulo de Medeiros)


20 Jan. Apollinaire, “Zone”; Eliot, “The Waste Land” (Dan Katz/Nick Lawrence)


27 Jan. Porter, Pale Horse, Pale Rider (Madhumita Lahiri)


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


17 Feb. Beckett, Endgame (Dan Katz)



24 Feb. Nabokov, Lolita (Eileen John)


3 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” (Fabienne Viala/Nick Lawrence)


10 Mar. Ngugi, A Grain of Wheat (Sorcha Gunne)


Term 3

12 May. Roundtable discussion of China Miéville, The City and the City (MWL tutors)