Literature And Impressionism

King's College London

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Literature And Impressionism

  • Host University

    King's College London

  • Location

    London, England

  • Area of Study

    English, Literature

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

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    Hours & Credits

  • UK Credits

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    Module description: Impressionism in painting is one of the best-known and best-loved art movements. But what of Impressionism in literature? Recent criticism has been finding it an increasingly useful term to describe work, especially in fiction, which falls between Realism and Modernism. This international course, studying texts from Europe, America, and Britain, explores novels and stories by major late-nineteenth and early twentieth-century authors such as Gustave Flaubert, Stephen Crane, Anton Chekhov, Joseph Conrad, Henry James, Ford Madox Ford, and Virginia Woolf.
    Key issues addressed by the course include:
    Impressionism as a response to modernity
    The role of the visual, and the relation of literary to pictorial Impressionism
    The relations between Impressionism, sexuality, and psychology
    Impressionism as a rejection of moralising narratives, and an expression of secularism
    Students will be introduced to the world-class collection of Impressionist and post-Impressionist art in the Courtauld Gallery next door to King?s.

    Study abroad entry requirement: None

    Credit level: 6

    Credit value: 15

    Teaching pattern: One lecture and one seminar weekly

    Study abroad assessment: 1 x 4,000 word essay (100%)

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