Writing Modern London

Queen Mary, University of London

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Writing Modern London

  • Host University

    Queen Mary, University of London

  • Location

    London, England

  • Area of Study

    Creative Writing, English

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • UK Credits

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

    Credits: 15.0
    Overlap: None
    Prerequisite: None

    This module aims to devlop your understanding of the role of literary texts in producing and contesting modern urban experience, By exploring a selected boy of novels and other texts (poetry, short stories, letters, essays), considered with reference to the changing environment of London, we shall explore together how writers have imagined the modern city in the context of (for example) war and the Blitz, urban crime, class conflict, the relationship between suburbs and city and ongoing social and cultural change. We will explore the ways in which London has served as a site, between 1900 and the 1950s, for writers to consider or contest changing notions of Britain and Britishness. The module aims to develop skills in the literary communication of ideas and argument.

    Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
    Level: 6

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