British Literature from the Renaissance to the Present Day
Course code
old course code
Course title in Estonian
Briti kirjandus renessansist tänapäevani
Course title in English
British Literature from the Renaissance to the Present Day
ECTS credits
Assessment form
lecturer of 2021/2022 Spring semester
Julia Kuznetski (language of instruction:English)
lecturer of 2022/2023 Autumn semester
lecturer not assigned
Course aims
Getting acquainted with main periods and key names in British literature from the 15th century to the present day.
Brief description of the course
Most important periods and literary methods: Renaissance and Shakeaspere’s oeuvre; neo-classicism; Romanticism, Realism, Decadence; Modernism; Postwar British literature; Existentialism; trends and contradictions of the 1960s-70s; postmodernism, feminism; British litearuture of the 1980s: the problem of history, metafiction, postcolonial discourse; identity studies, trauma studies, ecocriticism. Main characteristics and names of the particular period.
Study methods: lecture, seminar, free discussion, group work, multimedia e-lecture, portfolio.
Learning outcomes in the course
Upon completing the course the student:
- has the idea of history of British literature, as well as main literary methods with a focus on peculiarities of British literature;
- has knowledge of main methods, tendencies and themes in 20th century British literature, up to the present day;
- has ability to place literary material in a wider context.
Julia Kuznetski