Modernism and Modernity

University of Stirling

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Modernism and Modernity

  • Host University

    University of Stirling

  • Location

    Stirling, Scotland

  • Area of Study

    English, Literature, Literatures in English

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    Four English modules on academic transcript.

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    Hours & Credits

  • SCQF Credits

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

    This module explores key texts and contexts of the modernist period. The module centres on the detailed study
    of literary texts, but also explores intellectual cross-currents and interactions between literature, philosophy,
    film, and visual culture. It studies the relationship between modernism in the arts and the broader condition of
    modernity, exploring such topics as time, technology, the metropolis, primitivism, sex and sexuality,
    psychoanalysis and the dissociation of the self, and irrationality. Students will read literary texts alongside
    manifestoes and other source documents and will be encouraged to consider the development of a modernist
    aesthetic of shock, fragmentation, discontinuity and montage in both formal and cultural terms.
    Writers considered include Joyce, Eliot, Woolf, Pound, Lawrence and Beckett.

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