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British and Irish Literature of the 20th Century

Code: 117695
ECTS: 5.0
Lecturers in charge: pred. mr. sc. Ilonka Peršić
Lecturers: pred. mr. sc. Ilonka Peršić - Seminar
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1. komponenta

Lecture typeTotal
Lectures 15
Seminar 30
* Load is given in academic hour (1 academic hour = 45 minutes)
The course aims to make students acquainted with the main aesthetic and ideological features and implications of Modernism and Postmodernism, as well as with the specificities of these two movements within British and Irish literature. By focusing on major Modernist and Postmodernist British and Irish authors and by analysing all literary genres, and different sub-genres, students will learn how to approach Modernist and Postmodernist texts, as well as become aware of their aesthetic properties. It will be demonstrated that formal innovation, interest in subjectivity and inter-textual dialogue with the past are among those Modernist features which contrast with the main Postmodernist properties (narrative and linguistic simplicity and an explicit or implicit lack of interest in intertextuality). Through an analysis of the selected works, the course will also introduce some important theoretical notions (to mention but a few of them: students will be acquainted with the definition and properties of free indirect style and of intertextuality, as well as with the psychoanalytic concept of dissolved subjectivity).
  1. Greenblatt, Stephen et al. (eds.) The Norton Anthology of English Literature: The Twentieth Century and After (Volume F). New York: W. W. Norton, 2012 (excerpts).

    McRae, J., & Carter, R. (2001). The Routledge History of Literature in English: Britain and Ireland. London and New York: Routledge.
Optional literature:
  1. Childs, P. (2000). Modernism. London and New York: Routledge.
5. semester
Mandatory course - Regular studij - English Language and Literature
Consultations schedule: