Modernism and Modernity: Literature 1900-1960 (EAS2103)

30 credits

Modernism and Modernity explores a wide range of British, American and Irish authors from the first half of the twentieth century (1900-1960). In different ways, these authors sought to challenge established ways of using language and reinvent literature itself. You will study the texts in relation to their political, aesthetic and critical contexts. Particular attention is paid to innovation and experimentation, to the emergence and development of literary and cultural movements and to literatures’ perceived responsibility in a time of change. You will learn skills in contextual and historical analysis, and independent research.