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This module examines Modernism in literature and related art forms, introducing students to key themes and writers in the field. We will consider how literature and culture responded to the profound social, cultural and political changes that characterised the beginning of the twentieth century. The module will concentrate on the defining characteristics of Modernism, considering, but not limited to, questions of time and space; representation; interiority and self-consciousness; history and politics. Students will have the opportunity to focus on a variety of literary forms and to develop close readings skills of some of defining texts within Modernism.