Post-War to Postmodern: Literature 1945-Present Day B

Module code: EN3340 (double module)

This module will introduce you to the legacies of Modernism and to a selection of new literatures in English. It will investigate how the writing of the period – drama, poetry and fiction – reflects and responds to changes in post-war and contemporary culture (for example, the decline of empire, the impact of feminism, the development of media society and consumer culture), assessing the ways in which dominant ideologies are represented and contested. It also considers the challenges posed to the tradition of realism by the literature of the period and examines experiments and innovation in form.

Learning

  • 20 hours of lectures
  • 10 hours of seminars
  • 270 hours of guided independent study

Assessment

  • Passage Analysis, 1,000 words (30%)
  • Essay, 3,000 words (70%)