This pathway allows students to investigate the origins, contexts and aftermath of Modernism, while also examining the explosion of post-World War II writing and cultural production in relation to issues and questions arising from Modernism, Postmodernism, Cultural Studies and contemporary critical theories. It draws on a range of relevant courses in the Department of English and Comparative Literary Studies and in the Faculty of Arts.
Structure of the Degree
There are three options open to students who choose this pathway:
1) Foundation module, plus at least two modules from the Core Modules listed below, and up to two modules from the options offered by the Department.
2) Foundation module, plus two of the Core Modules listed below, plus a dissertation on an approved topic.
3) Foundation module, plus at least two of the Core Modules listed below, and up to one other option, plus a dissertation on an approved topic.
Modern & Contemporary Literature: Core Modules
other options (indicative)
EN905 - Nineteenth-Century Children's Literature
EN914 - Freud's Metapsychology and its Problems: Texts and Sub-texts
EN920 - Shakespeare in Performance
EN945 - Introduction to Pan Romanticisms
EN951 - Crossing Borders
EN954 - Romantic Elegy
EN964 - Translation Studies in Theory and Practice
EN970 - Psychoanalysis and Creativity
EN996 - Seven Basic Plots
EN9A3 - The Caribbean: Reading the World-Ecology
EN9A7 - Drama and Performance Theory
EN9B1 - Narratives of American Empire
IL903 - Practices of Translation: Or How to Do Things with Shakespeare
For a list of all the modules that the Department of English and Comparative Literary Studies offers, click here.