Twentieth-century Literature in English 2

Course Code :1124FLWTLE
Study domain:Literature
Academic year:2020-2021
Semester:2nd semester
Contact hours:30
Study load (hours):84
Contract restrictions: Exam contract not possible
Language of instruction:English
Exam period:exam in the 2nd semester
Lecturer(s)Luc Herman
Olga Beloborodova
Pim Verhulst
Emma-Louise Silva

3. Course contents *

11 February: Recap Modernism + Feedback session writing assignment (literature review) + info on new writing assignment (review of one of Salman Rushdie's stories)

18 February: Introduction to Postmodernism

25 February: Jonathan Coe, What a Carve-Up! + Context: Thatcherism and contemporary British politics

04 March: Jonathan Coe Seminar

11 March: Salman Rushdie, East, West + Context: postcolonial literature

18 March: Salman Rushdie Seminar

25 March: Toni Morrison, Beloved + Context: slave narrative + magic realism

01 April: no class (Honorary Doctorates)

03-18 April: Easter break

22 April: Toni Morrison Seminar

29 April: Don De Lillo, White Noise (Guest Lecture by Professor Stephen Burn) + deadline writing assignment (review)

6 May: Thomas Pynchon, The Crying of Lot 49 + Context: Postmodernism in the 1960s

13 May: no class (Ascension)

20 May: Recap + sample exam questions + feedback writing assignment (review)*

*Note: apart from the general in-class feedback session, students can sign up for individual meetings with Olga Beloborodova (time slots to be arranged during the June exam period).