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024413 English Study 3: The Literature of Protest

6cp; 3hpw



This one-session subject introduces considerations of literature not just as art but as agency. The voices of writers have not only changed old worlds, they have shaped new worlds. This course focuses on such changes. Texts as diverse as Hard Times (Dickens) and One Flew over the Cuckoo's Nest (Kesey) are studied, as are the Romantic poets, T. S. Eliot, George Orwell and Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn. Two Shakespearian plays are also studied within a framework of Elizabethan concepts of world order. A wide range of material is discussed, but there is particular reference to the selected texts. Students are expected to develop and demonstrate an understanding of a range of literary concepts and research skills in the fields of literature and literary theory.

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