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LMW 2010-11: Lectures

Mondays, 5.00, IMC (International Manufacturing Centre) 002

NB lectures begin on the first day of the autumn term. Students should also go to their seminars in Week 1.

Some topics are still (23/7/10) provisional


Autumn Term


1 Literature in the Modern World: Introduction to the module (Jeremy Treglown)

Poetry in the modern world
2 Edward Thomas, Collected Poems (Andy Webb)
3 T. S. Eliot, Selected Poems (Nick Lawrence)
4 American Modernist poetry, especially William Carlos Williams [xeroxes] (Daniel Katz)
Fiction in the modern world  
5 W. Somerset Maugham and the short story (JT)
6 Reading Week: no lecture  

7 James Joyce, Portrait of the Artist (DK)


8 Franz Kafka, Metamorphosis and Other Stories (Michael Hulse)

9 Virginia Woolf, To the Lighthouse (Gill Frith)

10 Henry Green, Living (JT)


Spring Term

Writing about modern war


1 Poetry of modern war (MH)

2 George Orwell, Essays (JT)

3 Irène Némirovsky, Suite Française (JT)

4 Primo Levi, If This is a Man (tba)

 The 1950s and 1960s

5 Samuel Beckett, Waiting for Godot (Barry Sheils)


6 Reading Week: no lecture

7 Elizabeth Bishop and poetry of the 1950s (NL)
Slideshow(Powerpoint Presentation)
8 The 1960s (JT) [Xeroxes will be distributed]

Postcolonial themes

9 Joseph Conrad, Heart of Darkness (Dimitar Angelov)
10 Postcolonial Kenya: Ngugi wa Thiong’o, A Grain of Wheat (Vedita Cowaloosur)
 (Audio clip)

Summer Term


1 No lecture (term begins Weds. 27 April)  
2 No lecture (Bank Holiday)  
3 Writing gender (Gemma Goodman)  Slideshow(Powerpoint Presentation)
4 Writing place and space (Dimitar Angelov)
5 Writing writing (JT)