Between Two Fires: Literature of the 20th Century (1900-1999)

Ref: C3747916

This short course wants to be an introduction on literature created in the tragedy of war. Through the reading prose and poetry extracts, we will find contrasts and links, analysing the main stylistic devices used to talk about the unsettling climate experienced throughout the XX century. The focus will be on literature in English, however some examples will appear of literature written in other languages, in translation for everyone's convenience.

Course aim

This course explores the literature created between the two events that shaped the XX century and our contemporary image of war.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • This course is for beginners
  • This course is for improvers
  • This course is for beginners and improvers

By the end of the course I should be able to:

  • have a general understanding of what literary production was create between the two World wars.

How will I be taught?

What kind of feedback can I expect?

What else do I need to know?

Please bring a pen and a pad, as well as your favourite piece of war writing, if you have one.

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

What can I do next?

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Between Two Fires: Literature of the 20th Century (1900-1999)

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