Units of Study

ENGL2623 - Twentieth Century Literature: Modernism

Semester 2, 2011  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Mark Stephen Byron


Modernism is a complex phenomenon, categorising a range of innovative literary (and other artistic) works, produced principally in Europe, Britain and America in the early twentieth century. Modernist writers strove to find new ways of representing the momentous cultural and technological changes of this period. This unit focuses on representative Modernist texts, setting them in their larger historical and aesthetic contexts. It also investigates the history of Modernism as an academic subject and its various reappraisals.


1x2500wd essay (55%) and 1x2hr exam (45%)


The Norton Anthology of Poetry
Joyce, Ulysses
Shaw, Heartbreak House
Faulkner, As I Lay Dying
Woolf, To the Lighthouse


2x1-hr lectures/week and 1x1-hr tutorial/week


12 Junior credit points of English



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