World Literature 3: Twentieth Century (ICLS2622)


What are the great works of literature of the 20th century? How does history leave its mark on them? This unit introduces some exemplary literary works translated into English from Asian and European languages as well as works originally written in English. It studies them in the context of world history, national literatures and different narrative traditions.

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1x1hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week


1x5 minute oral presentation and 1x1 page plan equivalent to 1000 words (10%), 2x2500wd essays (90%)

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18 Junior credit points from Table A, of which 12 credit points are from one subject area

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