This subject introduces students to a range of fiction and poetry that alludes significantly to the use of drugs and alcohol. The set texts are chosen from the classical Greek, Romantic, Modernist and Contemporary periods. The subject places each work in its historical and social context, analysing the significance of drugs and alcohol as an on-going literary subject and questioning the validity of enduring Romantic concepts that link drug and alcohol use with literary creativity.
No offerings have been identified for this subject in 2020.
School of Humanities and Social Sciences
The history of the influence of drugs and alcohol in literature Major conceptual, stylistic and thematic developments in the literature of alcohol and drugs Key texts and periods Romantic theories of authorship The importance of contemporary social and political attitudes towards drug and alcohol use
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