LET-ETCENB107
British Literature and Culture of the 19th and 20th Century
Course infoSchedule
Course moduleLET-ETCENB107
Credits (ECTS)5
CategoryB1 (First year bachelor)
Language of instructionEnglish
Offered byRadboud University; Faculty of Arts; English Language and Culture;
Lecturer(s)
Coordinator
dr. R.H. van den Beuken
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Examiner
dr. R.H. van den Beuken
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Contactperson for the course
dr. R.H. van den Beuken
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Lecturer
dr. R.H. van den Beuken
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Lecturer
dr. G. Bruna, PhD
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Academic year2020
Period
PER 3-PER 4  (25/01/2021 to 31/08/2021)
Starting block
PER 3
Course mode
full-time
RemarksAccessible to exchange students.
Registration using OSIRISYes
Course open to students from other facultiesYes
Pre-registrationNo
Waiting listNo
Placement procedure-
Aims
After completing this course:
• You will be able to place the texts studied within their contemporary cultural contexts;
• You will possess an overview of the main literary trends and movements of the nineteenth and twentieth century (such as Romanticism and Modernism);
• You will be able to identify some of the period’s most significant literary genres, ranging from the realist novel to postmodern drama;
• You will be able to critically analyse a range of literary texts from different periods, and apply various theoretical perspectives, such as feminism and postcolonialism, to your reading of them.
Content
The aim of this course is to introduce you to English literature and culture from the early nineteenth century up to the present day. We will study a wide range of different sorts of texts, including short stories, novels, plays and poetry, alongside material relating to the contemporary cultural context, such as paintings, photographs and music.
Level

Presumed foreknowledge

Test information

Specifics

Required materials
Book
Title:The Norton Anthology of English Literature, 10th Edition, Package 2, Volumes D, E, F
Edition:10
Book
Title: Jane Eyre
Author:Charlotte Brontë
Publisher:Wordsworth Classics, 1992
Book
Title:England, England
Author:Julian Barnes
Publisher:Vintage, 2008

Instructional modes
Lecture
Attendance MandatoryYes

Seminar

Tests
Essay
Test weight30
Test typeProject
OpportunitiesBlock PER 3, Block PER 4

Minimum grade
5,5

Exam 19th and 20th Century
Test weight70
Test typeDigital exam with CIRRUS
OpportunitiesBlock PER 4, Block PER 4

Minimum grade
5,5