London Calling

Faculteit Letteren
Jaar 2019/20
Vakcode LEL002M05
Vaknaam London Calling
Niveau(s) master
Voertaal Engels
Periode semester I b
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Uitgebreide vaknaam London Calling: Writing the Twentieth-Century City
Leerdoelen After successful completion of this module, students will be able to:
- Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the cultural context in which literary texts were composed;
- Work with unfamiliar material;
- Think in an abstract and analytical manner, and to synthesize ideas;
- Be critical and self-critical;
- Express themselves in a clear, well-structured manner incorporating the opinions or research of others;
- Work with a high degree of autonomy
- Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of a range of English literary texts from different literary periods;
- Work with various types of English discourse (books, electronic media, lectures, films, etc.), even when they are not clearly structured and when the relationships between ideas are only implied rather than stated explicitly;
- Demonstrate knowledge of the interaction between cultural, economic or technological factors and literature in English;
- Express themselves in clear, well-structured `English at level C2.
Omschrijving This course unit will explore the dialectical relationship between fictional versions of London and the physical urban environment over the course of the Twentieth Century. Through a close reading of certain landmark literary texts, students map the ways in which writers have engaged with phenomena such as imperialism, modernism, war, socialism, multiculturalism and neo-liberalism, and how such writing has, in turn, transformed the city that inspired it.
Uren per week 4
Onderwijsvorm hoorcollege, werkcollege
(Student Conference, Coursework)
Vaksoort master
Coördinator dr. D.M. Ashford
Docent(en) dr. D.M. Ashford
Verplichte literatuur
Titel Auteur ISBN Prijs
Riceyman Steps (1923) Arnold Bennett (any edition permitted) €  8,00
"Mysterious Kor" (1945) Elizabeth Bowen (no purchase necessary)
Mrs Dalloway (1925) Virginia Woolf (any edition permitted) €  8,00
Brave New World (1932) Aldous Huxley (any edition permitted) €  8,00
High-Rise (1975) J.G. Ballard (any edition permitted) €  8,00
Lonely Londoners (1956) Sam Selvon (any edition permitted) €  8,00
Mortal Engines (2001) Philip Reeve (any edition permitted) €  8,00
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Opleiding Jaar Periode Type
Ma Letterkunde (Europese L&C / English L&C / Writing, Editing and Mediating)  ( English Literature and Culture) 1 semester I b keuze