Course Code: RE225 • Study year: II • Academic Year: 2024-2025
Domain: Language and literature • Field of study: Romanian Language and Literature - English Language and Literature
Type of course: Compulsory
Language of instruction: English
Erasmus Language of instruction: English
Name of lecturer: Petru Stefan Ionescu
Seminar tutor: Petru Stefan Ionescu
Form of education Full-time
Form of instruction: Class / Seminary
Number of teaching hours per semester: 28
Number of teaching hours per week: 4
Semester: Summer
Form of receiving a credit for a course: Grade
Number of ECTS credits allocated 4

Course aims:

This course introduces students to the approaching of the Modernist literature. Modernism, as a cultural, artistic and literary phenomenon, is regarded in its inter-connection with the historical, linguistic, social and cultural background. We focused on the main writers belonging to this period, on

Course Entry Requirements:


Course contents:

Modernism. Preliminary considerations. Historical and social background. The literary background. Modernist literature. Introduction. Modernist Novel. Henry James, Joseph Conrad, E. M. Forster, D. H. Lawrence, James Joyce, Virginia Woolf, George Orwell. Modernist Poetry. W.B. Yeats, Sigfried Sassoon. Modernist Drama: G. B. Shaw.

Teaching methods:

This course is based on ‘hands on’ approach. The students will work both individually and in groups on specific research based on the literary topics.

Learning outcomes:


Learning outcomes verification and assessment criteria:

Combined oral and written examination, verifying the students’ level of knowledge in the literature studied topic. (50%+50%).

Recommended reading:

Freedman, J., The Cambridge Companion to Henry James, CUP, -, 2000, -.
Leavis, F. R., Novelist, Penguin Books, London, 1994, -.
Robinson, Alan, Instabilities in Contemporary British Poetry, Macmillan Press, Plymouth, 1988, -.
Norris, M, A Companion to James Joyce’s Ulysses, Bedford/St. Martin’s, Boston, 1998, -.
Perkins, David, A History of Modern Poetry. Modernism and After, Harvard University Press, Cambridge, 1987, -.