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LN253 European Literature and Society

Introduction

These literature courses available for LSE undergraduates as outside options focus on twentieth and twenty first century literature in the context of social and political change in the period. They will give you the opportunity to consider texts (prose fiction, poetry and drama) often in the light of your major subject at LSE. We look at literature as an index of social change. In addition to study of texts in class we also arrange frequent trips to related plays and exhibitions over the course of the year, while also using video and other media in teaching. Assessment for all courses LN250, LN251, LN252 and LN253 is by examination (75%) and extended coursework essay (25%).

If you have a keen interest in European Literature and wish to study how it fits into the framework of Global Society and Politics, you should consider this undergraduate degree option taught by Dr Angus Wrenn|.

Overview

Literary treatment of the major philosophical trends of the twentieth century, including the aesthetics of Schopenhauer and Nietzsche, the analytical school of Russell, Berlin, the existentialism of Sartre, the paradox of the absurd of Camus, French and East European Phenomenology. Through related trips to galleries and theatre productions during the year, archive recordings of authors, and video students are encouraged to draw upon the background of their main discipline and to read widely.

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Indicative content

  • Literary treatment of the major philosophical trends of the twentieth century, including the aesthetics of Schopenhauer and Nietzsche, the analytical school of Russell, Berlin, the existentialism of Sartre, the paradox of the absurd of Camus, French and East European Phenomenology
  • Related trips to galleries and theatre productions during the year;  archive recordings of authors, and video
  • Extensive use of archive recordings of authors, and video, students encouraged to draw upon background in their main discipline
  • LN253 European Literature and Society (Official Course Guide)
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