Even though I have been out today, I have done some critical reading and now I am up to date (though I cannot figure Hilda Doolittle out, especially when modernism demands that you have no symbolism in it i.e. a rose is a rose is just a bloody rose). I have now seen two of the essay deadlines on the 6th and 13th November respectively.
MODERNISM Assignment 1: critical essay (poetry)
Essay, 1,500 words. You must write on up to three poems by a poets or poets studied on this module. Analyse how your chosen poem or poems treat one of the characteristically modernist themes listed below:
- urban life
- chaos and fragmentation
- historical decline
- the primitive
- the body and sexuality
- the mind
- the masses and the individual
Assignments 1 and 3 (the essays) should be submitted electronically
Word Count - 1,500 words max.
Marks - 35% of final mark
Due date - Midday Friday 6 November
Criticism and Culture: Modern Life and Literature 1880- present.
Write an essay in response to one of the following:
‘Commodity culture is an enchanted space, holding consumers in its thrall, and replacing relations with people with relations with objects.’ Do you agree? Explore with reference to Ladies’ Paradise.
The approximate word count is 2,000 including quotations.
• This essay is due by 12 noon on Friday 13 November 2015. Please follow the guidelines on electronic submission in the module handbook as all coursework must be submitted online.
• The date for return is 11 December 2015. The essay is worth 40% of the final mark.