ENGL 3051 - Modernisms
North Terrace Campus - Semester 1 - 2020
General Course Information
Course Code ENGL 3051 Course Modernisms Coordinating Unit English and Creative Writing Term Semester 1 Level Undergraduate Location/s North Terrace Campus Units 3 Contact Up to 3 hours per week Available for Study Abroad and Exchange Y Prerequisites At least 6 units of study at Level I undergraduate study. To undertake this course as part of a major in English, students need a minimum of 3 units in English at Level II or at Level II in Creative Writing cross-listed with the major in English. Incompatible ENGL 2052 Assumed Knowledge ENGL 1101 Course Description Modernism is best understood as a cultural and artistic response to the changing conditions of modernity in the early twentieth century, a period marked by World War One, increasing urbanisation and industrialisation, struggles for labour rights and women's rights, decolonisation, and the emergence of mass culture and advanced technologies. This course examines the emergence of literary Modernism, predominantly in Europe and North America, but it will also touch on Modernist texts from New Zealand and Australia. One of the key themes of the course is that different strands of Modernism arose at different times across different locations, hence the title Modernisms. Text to be studied include short stories by Katherine Mansfield, a novella by Franz Kafka, the ballet The Rite of Spring, novels by James Joyce, Virginia Woolf and William Faulkner, and poetry by T.S. Eliot, Mina Loy and 'Ern Malley'. We will study how these texts interpret and express the sometimes confusing experience of modernity, showing a range of ideas concerning politics and aesthetics, tradition and the avant-garde, gender, identity and nation. We will explore the impact of new ideas about time, the mind and language on literature, as well as charting ways in which Modernist writers reacted to, reflected on, or tried to give shape to the social and political tumult of their times.
Course Coordinator: Dr Maggie TonkinDr Maggie Tonkin
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Course Learning Outcomes
1 Engage with and critically analyse an array of Modernist texts 2 Engage with and critically analyse an array of secondary texts 3 Contextualize Modernist literary texts within their historical and cultural settings 4 Understand and be able to use key critical terms and concepts relating to Modernism 5 Conduct independent research 6 Argue from evidence 7 Prepare coherent and logically argued written and oral materials 8 Work with appropriate technologies
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This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attribute(s) specified below:
University Graduate Attribute Course Learning Outcome(s) Deep discipline knowledge
- informed and infused by cutting edge research, scaffolded throughout their program of studies
- acquired from personal interaction with research active educators, from year 1
- accredited or validated against national or international standards (for relevant programs)
1-7 Critical thinking and problem solving
- steeped in research methods and rigor
- based on empirical evidence and the scientific approach to knowledge development
- demonstrated through appropriate and relevant assessment
1-8 Teamwork and communication skills
- developed from, with, and via the SGDE
- honed through assessment and practice throughout the program of studies
- encouraged and valued in all aspects of learning
6-8 Career and leadership readiness
- technology savvy
- professional and, where relevant, fully accredited
- forward thinking and well informed
- tested and validated by work based experiences
5-8 Intercultural and ethical competency
- adept at operating in other cultures
- comfortable with different nationalities and social contexts
- able to determine and contribute to desirable social outcomes
- demonstrated by study abroad or with an understanding of indigenous knowledges
3 Self-awareness and emotional intelligence
- a capacity for self-reflection and a willingness to engage in self-appraisal
- open to objective and constructive feedback from supervisors and peers
- able to negotiate difficult social situations, defuse conflict and engage positively in purposeful debate
Required ResourcesSet texts
Katherine Mansfield 'Bliss' and 'Je ne parle pas francais' (in Course Readings)
Franz Kafka Metamorphosis
James Joyce Ulysses (the following episodes only: Telemachus, Calypso, Circe, Ithaca)
Virginia Woolf To the Lighthouse
William Faulkner As I Lay Dying
T.S. Eliot The Waste Land and Other Poems
Mina Loy The Lost Lunar Baedeker
Igor Stravinsky and Vaslav Nijinsky Ballet Le sacre de printemps (The Rite of Spring) material supplied on Course Readings
Course Readings on MyUni
Myuni and Echo 360 will be required resources
Learning & Teaching Activities
Learning & Teaching ModesLectures will introduce students to the historical period out of which Modernism emerged, and some key conceptual terms relating to Modernism, as well as introducing them to the set texts and some of the critical frames through which they have been read. In seminars students will explore the set texts and conceptual terms in greater depth, focussing on areas of difficulty through tutor-directed tasks and questions, and student led-discussions. Student research skills will be developed through student-led discussions, seminar research essays and the major research essay. As this is a new subject, it is not anticipated that there will be nay students new to university study. The course convenor will negotiate suitable support mechenisms for international and study abroad students, and students with Access Plans and other special circumstances.
The information below is provided as a guide to assist students in engaging appropriately with the course requirements.
WORLOAD- STRUCTURED LEARNING TOTAL HOURS 1x1 hour lecture per week 12 1X2 hour seminar per week for 10 weeks 20 WORLOAD-SELF-DIRECTED LEARNING 6 hours reading per week 72 hours per semester 2 hours research per week 24 hours er semester 2 hours assignment preparation per week 24 hours per semester TOTAL= 156 hours per semester
Learning Activities Summary
WEEK Week 1 Introduction to Modernisms Week 2 Katherine Mansfield Short Stories Week 3 Franz Kafka Metamorphosis Week 4 T.S. Eliot The Waste Land and Other Poems Week 5 James Joyce Ulysses: 'Telamachus' & 'Calypso' Week 6 James Joyce Ulysses: 'Circe' & 'Ithaca' Week 7 The Ballets Russes and The Rite of Spring Week 8 Virginia Woolf To the Lighthouse Week 9 Virginia Woolf To the Lighthouse Week 10 Mina Loy The Lost Lunar Baedeker Week 11 William Faulkner As I Lay Dying Week 12 Modernism in Australia and the 'Ern Malley' Hoax
Small Group Discovery ExperienceAll seminars will involve small group activities that involve resaerch and coomunication of findings to peers.
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Assessment SummaryAssessment tasks may include seminar participation activities, essays, presentations and seminar papers. There will not be an exam.
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Assessment arrangements are unchanged for this course: minor and major essays are still the key tasks. In lieu of seminars, students will engage in discussion boards.
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M10 (Coursework Mark Scheme) Grade Mark Description FNS Fail No Submission F 1-49 Fail P 50-64 Pass C 65-74 Credit D 75-84 Distinction HD 85-100 High Distinction CN Continuing NFE No Formal Examination RP Result Pending
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