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On successful completion of this module, you should be able to:
- Write a coherent essay in which you comment analytically on the themes discussed, engaging appropriately with secondary literature;
- have demonstrated in your presentation that you have reflected on your own encounter with the material, including any questions emerging, or problems presented within the texts, as well as ideas that have led to your thinking about the themes discussed during the module in a new way;
- Demonstrate an insight into Modernist aesthetics based on a selection of writings from these Austrian and Swiss writers from the period around 1900.
(Please refer to Module Content and Purpose)
Themes may include: Modernity; Identity; Youth; Freedom; Alienation; Power; Abuse of Power; Bullying; Gender; Homosexuality
|Student Effort Type||Hours|
|Seminar (or Webinar)||
|Specified Learning Activities||
|Autonomous Student Learning||
Students taking this module require advanced reading ability in German.Learning Exclusions:
Students taking this module require advanced reading ability in German.
|Description||Timing||Component Scale||% of Final Grade|
|Presentation: Presentations will be normally be in groups, but, depending on class size, may be individual also. They should show evidence of research and also contain questions to facilitate class discussion.||Varies over the Trimester||n/a||Standard conversion grade scale 40%||No||
|Examination: Examination Paper will consist of two questions, one from Section A (interpreting a passage and placing it in context) and one from Section B (essay-style questions).||2 hour End of Trimester Exam||No||Standard conversion grade scale 40%||No||
|Resit In||Terminal Exam|
• Feedback individually to students, post-assessment
• Group/class feedback, post-assessment
You are encouraged to seek feedback on your presentation, once you have given this, or advice on your presentation in advance. To do so, please attend designated office hours or, should you have classes clashing with these, make an appointment. If your presentation was individual, the post-presentation feedback will be individual, but if your presentation was in a group, you are welcome to receive your feedback either individually or in a group. All students are also welcome to attend these office hours (or make an appointment) to discuss any aspect of the module. Feedback on presentations will be oral. The presentation for this module takes the form of a book review. Your book review will be assessed on (a) content and evidence of preparation (to include wider reading); (b) communication, for example, whether your ideas were clear and whether they opened up good possibilities for discussion in class. Assessment Essays: You should ensure that you collect your essay when the new trimester begins in January. There will be a comments page, and corrections here and in the margins are intended to be of use to you for further assessment work in other modules.
|Dr Joseph Twist||Lecturer / Co-Lecturer|
|Seminar||Offering 1||Week(s) - 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33||Mon 11:00 - 11:50|
|Seminar||Offering 1||Week(s) - 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33||Wed 12:00 - 12:50|