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EN123 - Modern World Literature

  • Module code: EN123
  • Module name: Modern World Literature
  • Department: English and Comparative Literary Studies
  • Credit: 30

Content and teaching | Assessment | Availability

Module content and teaching

Principal aims

Aims to survey a representative sampling of anglophone and non-anglophone literatures from the French Revolution (1789) to the present, with a primary focus on the question of literary and cultural modernity.

Principal learning outcomes

By the endow the module students should have grasped some of the defining concerns, historical contexts and characteristic formal features of modern world literatures from 1789 to the present. Students should also be able to discuss a particular work of literature in relation to questions of modernity, the dynamics of formal innovation and tradition, and the role of social, cultural and (inter)national formations in shaping the context of literary production

Timetabled teaching activities

Weekly lectures and seminars.

Departmental link

http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/arts/english/undergraduate/current/modules/fulllist/first/en123

Module assessment

Assessment group Assessment name Percentage
30 CATS (Module code: EN123-30)
A (Assessed work only) First Essay (honours level students) 33.4%
  Second Essay (honours level students) 33.4%
  Third Essay (honours level students) 33.4%
A1 (Assessed work only) 1500 word essay for 1st yr students 20%
  2500 word essay for 1st yr students 30%
  3000 word portfolio for 1st yr students 50%
V1 (Visiting students only) Assessed/visiting students attending single term only 100%
V2 (Visiting students only) Assessed/visiting students attending two terms (Terms 1 & 2) 50%
  Assessed/visiting students attending two terms (Terms 2 & 3) 50%

Module availability

This module is available on the following courses:

Core

N/A

Optional Core
  • Undergraduate English and German Literature (QR32) - Year 1
  • Undergraduate English and Italian Literature (QR33) - Year 1
  • Undergraduate English and Hispanic Studies (QR34) - Year 1
  • Undergraduate English and Italian (QR38) - Year 1
  • Undergraduate English and French (QR3A) - Year 1
  • Undergraduate Philosophy and Literature (VQ72) - Year 1
Optional
  • BA in Sociology (L302) - Year 1
  • BA in Sociology (with Intercalated Year) (L307) - Year 1
  • Undergraduate English Literature (Q300) - Year 1
  • Undergraduate English Literature and Creative Writing (QP36) - Year 1
  • Undergraduate Philosophy, Politics and Economics (V7ML) - Year 1