Modern Times (Literature and Culture in the 20th Century)

Queensland University of Technology

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Modern Times (Literature and Culture in the 20th Century)

  • Host University

    Queensland University of Technology

  • Location

    Brisbane, Australia

  • Area of Study

    Classics, Literature

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

    Hours & Credits

  • Credit Points

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3 - 4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4 - 6
  • Overview

    The twentieth century is a time of significant developments and major transformations in writing and culture. This unit focuses on a number of twentieth century writers from Europe, England, Africa, Asia, Australia the Americas, from modern to postmodern times, and explores the connections between texts, language, culture and society.


    Learning Outcomes
    On completion of this unit you should be able to:
    1. demonstrate an understanding of some of the major literary movements of the twentieth century through careful reading of literary texts
    2. interpret, discuss and analyse a range of twentieth century texts
    3. demonstrate in written and oral argument an understanding of how texts engage with their specific cultural and social contexts
    4. apply literary and cultural theories to an analysis of texts in oral and written forms
    5. gather, analyse and use relevant material from a range of sources including the internet in your presentation of written and oral assignments.

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