Course title in Estonian
Briti kirjandus renessansist tänapäevani
Course title in English
British Literature from the Renaissance to the Present Day
approximate amount of contact lessons
lecturer of 2020/2021 Autumn semester
õppejõud on määramata
lecturer of 2020/2021 Spring semester
lecturer not assigned
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
The idea of history of British literature, as well as main literary methods with a focus on peculiarities of British literature. Knowledge of main methods, tendencies and themes in 20th century British literature, up to the present day. The ability to place literary material in a wider context.
Abrams, M.H, Gen. Ed. The Norton Anthology of English Literature I-II. Seventh/eighth edition. New York: W.W. Norton. 1993 (6th ed.)/2000 (7th ed).
Cuddon, J.A. The Penguin Dictionary of Literary Terms and Literary Theory. London: Penguin.
Boyce, Charles. The Wordsworth Dictionary of Shakespeare. NY: Wordsworth, 1990.
Childs, Peter. 2004., Contemporary Novelists: British Fiction Since 1970
Cuddon, J.A. The Penguin Dictionary of Literary Terms and Literary Theory. London: Penguin, 1991.
Bradbury, Malcolm. The Modern British Novel. 1878-2000. Longon: Penguin, 2001.
British Fiction of the 1990s. Ed. Nick Bentley. Contemporary British Fiction (Paperback)
The Contemporary British Novel: From John Fowles to Zadie Smith. by Philip Tew.; ,
Additional material provided by the lecturer (Moodle)
Multimedia lectures and links to video material.