IEX J-Term 2018: UMAIE T4940 THE MODERNIST MOMENT: LITERATURE BETWEEN THE WARS
London, United Kingdom; Nice, France; Paris, France (Outgoing Program)
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|Program Provider:||UMAIE - Upper Midwest Association for International Education||Program Term(s):||January Interim|
|Housing Options:||Hostel/Hotel||Areas of Study:||Art History, Creative Writing, Cultural Studies, English Literature, European Studies, Gender, Women's and Sexuality Studies, History, Linguistics, Theatre/Drama|
THIS COURSE IS ONLY OPEN TO UMAIE STUDENTS
This intermediate-level literature course explores the major ideas of modernism in the cafes, museums, bars, and bookstores where Ernest Hemingway, Langston Hughes, Virginia Woolf and other moderns worked and played in London, Paris, and Nice.
Think of modernism and we think of experimentation and innovation, of breaking with the past and looking to the future, of wild artistic and literary movements, inventive scientific theories and philosophies. Modernism set the stage for a twentieth century characterized by unprecedented change; it enacted the first half of a drama we continue to play out today. Together, we will explore the key ideas of modernism as we examine two of its major literary texts—Virginia Woolf’s Mrs. Dalloway and Ernest Hemingway’s The Sun Also Rises. We will reinforce reading, writing and analytic skills as we locate these two novels (as well as short stories, essays, and poems) in the history, geography, and culture of Europe in the 1920ies and 30ies. By the end of the course, students will be able to articulate the uniqueness of the modernist moment, the fruitful intersection of European and American cultures between the wars.
*Each home institution may have supplementary fees in addition to the price listed. Comprehensive Fee includes: Transportation and course arrangements as indicated, hotel accommodations in twin and triple rooms, continental breakfast daily, one lunch and five dinners (subject to change).
This will be a 200-level literature course; prefer completion of a first-year composition or entry-level literature course but will consider successful completion of a core humanities class—theology, philosophy or history.
Mrs. Dalloway, Virginia Woolf
The Sun Also Rises, Ernest Hemingway
Readings Packet (to be distributed)
Students will write two short response papers, one on Mrs. Dalloway, due soon after we arrive in London, and one on The Sun Also Rises. Both papers will be shared in group discussions. Short journal-entry responses will also be required on other works and as reflections on site visits as outlined in the syllabus. A final synthesis paper (3-5 pages) will also be in journal-entry format. Since site visits and class discussion constitute the content of this course, attendance is mandatory. Even one absence will affect the grade.
Grading will add up approximately as follows:
Papers (Hem and Woolf) 50 points each.
Journal entries (and synthesis) 100 points total.
Participation (sites, discussions) 100 points.
Total 300 points.
Cecilia Konchar Farr, Ph.D., St. Catherine University, (651) 690.6559, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Melissa Bradshaw, Ph.D., Adjunct Professor, St. Catherine University, (773) 508.2796, email: email@example.com
Description of Faculty Directors
|Cecilia Konchar Farr is Chair of English, Carondelet Scholar, and Professor of English and Women’s Studies in the Women's College at St. Catherine University. Her research interests all circle around novels—their history, their (women) readers, and their social, educational, aesthetic, and political work. Professor Konchar Farr has led 7 other UMAIE courses.
|Melissa Bradshaw is co-teaching this UMAIE course with Cecilia Konchar Farr for the fourth time as an adjunct professor at St. Catherine University. Professor Bradshaw is Advanced Lecturer and Writing Across the Curriculum Director at Loyola University Chicago. She is a respected expert in Modernist Studies, having published three books on the poet Amy Lowell, as well as numerous articles in modernist and gender studies. Missy has reading and speaking proficiency in French.|
Application Procedures & Deadline
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· All applications received by your home institutions priority deadline will be sent to the faculty immediately. Applications will be taken after that deadline for programs with space still remaining until the final application deadline of October 1, 2017.
Final Application Deadline: October 1, 2017
For more information on course content, contact: Prof Konchar Farr or Prof Bradshaw
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