The course aims to develop skills of critical analysis and understanding of individual works of literature, of comparing texts and understanding the important links to cultural, literary and social contexts.You will develop your ability to respond to a wide range of different literary texts, poetry, novels and drama through class discussion, presentations, independent research and formal essay writing.
Poetry post-1900 (open-book, clean copy)
Mean Time by Carol Ann Duffy and The Whitsun Weddings by Philip Larkin. You will study these two award- winning collections of modern poetry and begin to make connections between them.
Drama (closed book)
A Streetcar Named Desire by Tennessee Williams. This drama is a fascinating exploration of the conflicts in 1950s American society.
A Room with a View by E M Forster. You will study this early 20thc novel as one of your coursework texts. In addition, you will also study a post-2000 novel, e.g. The Reluctant Fundamentalist by Mohsin Hamid or Girl Meets Boy by Ali Smith.
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