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ENGL2617: Postmodernism

What was postmodernism? This unit will explore the most interesting and innovative theoretical, literary and multimedia texts of the last half century to think about what aesthetic texts brought to arguments about politics, identity, truth and knowledge. We will examine the relationship between modernism and postmodernism, movements, communities and subcultures, experimentalism and activism, popular and high culture, and the rise of identity politics, the culture wars, and queer theory.

Code ENGL2617
Academic unit
Credit points 6
12 credit points at 1000 level in English or 6 credit points at 1000 level in English and AMST1001 or (AMST1001 and (HSTY1076 or HSTY1023)) or 18 credit points at 1000 level including ENGL1011

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. To gain disciplinary expertise in analysing literature and culture of the postmodern period
  • LO2. To develop skills in critical thinking and in oral and written communication
  • LO3. To develop cultural competence across issues of racial and sexual diversity
  • LO4. To relate literary texts to broader postmodern cultural issues
  • LO5. To analyse issues around social and technological change
  • LO6. To consider the relationship between postmodernism and society more broadly

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