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ENGL6937: Literary Movements

This unit introduces students to literary movements as a way of thinking about literary texts and their reception in terms of processes broader than any individual author or work. Claims to movement status are inherently polemical. They can emerge from within a community in the form of manifestos and collaborative publications or describe more diffuse networks and alliances. Through case studies we will consider what is at stake in the designation and commodification of literary movements and what benefits or problems flow from such claims.

Code ENGL6937
Academic unit
Credit points 6

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

  • LO1. critically analyse the role of movements in literary production and reception
  • LO2. recognise literary texts of different genres and apply close reading strategies
  • LO3. consolidate writing skills through attentive reading, drafting and revision.
  • LO4. Awareness of situated practices of literary activism and experiment

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