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Modern & Contemporary Literature Pathway

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

EN926 The British Dramatist in Society: 1965-1995

EN959 Modernism and Psychoanalysis

EN943 Critical Theory and Media Studies: the Frankfurt School and Others

EN963 Resource Fictions: Studies in World Literature

EN988 - The Literature of the Asian Diaspora

EN9B2 - Infinite Modernisms: Pessoa, Kafka, Proust

other options (indicative)

EN927 Condition of England: Perceptions in Victorian Literature

EN9B1 - Narratives of American Empire

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.