Literature And Impressionism
King's College London
Area of Study
Taught In English
Course Level Recommendations
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Recommended U.S. Semester Credits4
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units6
Hours & Credits
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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