Becoming Modern: Literature of Fin de Siècle and Modernism

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Course Notes


Kate Chopin The Awakening


Bram Stoker Dracula


Virginia Woolf "Kew Gardens”


Virginia Woolf Mrs Dalloway


James Joyce Dubliners

The course is open to all and students would be expected to have read the texts before the course; please bring your copies of the texts with you to each session. As "Kew Gardens” is a very short story, and Joyce's Dubliners is a collection of short stories, please read "Kew Gardens” and as many of the short stories from Dubliners as you can. During our discussions we will also refer to some critical writings from early 20thc, to help illuminate points about Modernism and Modernity, and these extracts will be supplied to students at the sessions.

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All courses run for 5 days

WK 1 11 Jul - 15 Jul

WK 2 18 Jul - 22 Jul

WK 3 25 Jul - 29 Jul

WK 4 1 Aug - 5 Aug

Morning Courses

9.15AM to 12.15PM

Afternoon Courses

1.45PM to 4.30PM

All Day Courses

9.15AM to 4.30PM