The subject is a study of major works of literature in English of the era 1890-1930, an era in which the loss of faith in traditional authority that characterises modernity in general became particularly evident in the literary realm (and the aesthetic realm in general). The subject not only focuses on key literary texts of the era, but also interrogates the problematic concepts of 'the modern' and of 'modernism', an interrogation which broaches issues of gender and race.
School of Humanities and Social Sciences
Study of major modernist literary works of the era 1890-1930 Analysis of issues that arise out of the break (which marks these texts) with traditional modes of literary representation Interrogation of concepts of the modern, modernism and modernity
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