First World War Literatures

Queen Mary, University of London

Course Description

  • Course Name

    First World War Literatures

  • Host University

    Queen Mary, University of London

  • Location

    London, England

  • Area of Study

    European Studies, Literature

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

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  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
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  • Overview

    Credits: 15.0
    Overlap: "FLM304,FLM601,
    Prerequisite: None
    This course aims to introduce students to a variety of literature produced during and after the First World War. A variety of genres will be presented and there will be consideration of issues relating to social and political difference, gender and sexuality. Sources will include the writing of combatants and non-combatants, of those in support of the War and opposing it, and of male and female authors. The selection of contemporary literature to be studied will include British, American, French and German fiction, poetry and memoir. The role of European colonialism as reflected in pre-war and war-time literature will also be examined. Post-war and modern reflexes will be considered and issues such as the psychological and physical effects of war, and mythologization and memory.
    Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
    Level: 6

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