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ENG-3111 Virginia Woolf and British Modernism - 10 ECTS
This course is intended for students in the master's programme in English literature and students in the master's programme in education year 8-13 (lektorutdanninga, studieretning engelsk). This course may be taken as a single course by students who meet the admission requirements for the MA programme in English Literature.
This course fulfils the Period-Based Studies requirement for the MA in English Literature.
Bachelor's degree (180 ECTS), or equivalent qualification, in English literature, or a degree combining English literature and a closely-related discipline (minimum 80 ECTS in English). An average grade equivalent to C or better in the English coursework (80 ECTS) is required.
Application code: 9371 - Enkeltemner på masternivå (Nordic applicants).
The students have the following learning outcomes:
- The student has advanced knowledge of the typical features and concerns of literary modernism, and the particular historical, social and cultural contexts of British modernism.
- The student has a thorough understanding of the required primary texts and knows how to relate them to the broader contexts and concerns of British modernism.
- The student has a strong understanding of the key thematic and stylistic concerns in Woolf's writing.
- The student has significant insight into the selected critical approaches to Virginia Woolf's writing.
- The student can discuss the syllabus literature using relevant theoretical concepts in a precise and independent manner.
- The student can conduct independent research into a chosen aspect of Virginia Woolf¿' work and present it in a clear, coherent manner, in both oral and written form.
- The student can evaluate, engage with, and incorporate secondary sources into his or her own research, with critical insight.
- The student can relate his or her own research to existing critical approaches to Woolf's writing.
- The student can use academic English confidently, in both spoken and written form.
Each student must:
- hand in an academic blog of approximately 1000-1500 words and write a response to another student's post (min. 200 words);
- hand in a draft of the research paper (min. 7 pages; 1.5 spacing, font size 12). The draft must include an introduction in which you present your topic and research question, a close reading of at least two primary texts, and references to at least three secondary sources.
- give an oral presentation on an assigned topic (10-15 min.).
The coursework requirements must be approved before the student can submit the term paper.
A research paper of approximately 12-15 pages (1.5 line spacing, font size 12).
Performance in the course will be assessed with the grades A-F. Grades are A-E for passed and F for failed. A re-sit examination is offered in the event of an F grade. The deadline to register for a re-sit examination is 15th January for the autumn semester and 15th August for the spring semester.