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Literature in the Modern World - Audio

An introduction to literature between the early twentieth century and the 1960s through key texts of English, American, continental European and other literatures and divided into sections on poetry in the modern world, fiction in the modern world, literature about modern war, and writing of the 1950s and 1960s, and postcolonial writing.

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Franz Kafka

Franz Kafka, Metamorphosis and Other Stories - John Rignall

35mins

4 Dec 2009

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James Joyce Portrait of the artist

James Joyce , Portrait of the Artist - Andy Webb

45mins

17 Nov 2009

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W. Somerset Maugham, of Human Bondage

W. Somerset Maugham, of Human Bondage - Lecture by Jeremy Treglown. Part of the Literature in the Modern World module.

50mins

4 Nov 2009

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American Modernist poetry - Graeme Macdonald

American Modernist Poetry - Graeme Macdonald lecture focusing on the work of William Carlos Williams. Part of Literature in the Modern World module.

56mins

27 Oct 2009

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Virginia Woolf, Mrs Dalloway

Virginia Woolf, Mrs Dalloway - Claire Westall

46mins

1 Dec 2009

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Henry Green

Henry Green - Graeme McDonald

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8 Dec 2009

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Samuel Beckett - Waiting for Godot

Jonathan Heron discusses Samuel Beckett's - Waiting for Godot

23mins

1 Mar 2010

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Elizabeth Bishop and poetry of the 1950s

Elizabeth Bishop and poetry of the 1950s

47mins

23 Feb 2010

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Primo Levi, If This is a Man (Peter Mack)

Primo Levi, If This is a Man -Peter Mack

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2 Feb 2010

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Irene Nemirovsky, Suite Francaise

Irene Nemirovsky, Suite Francaise - Jeremy Treglown

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George Orwell - Selected Essays

George Orwell, Selected Essays - Jeremy Treglown

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19 Jan 2010

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Writing about Modern War - John Balaban

Writing about Modern War - George Ttoouli

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12 Jan 2010

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Writing Gendar - Claire Westall

Writing Gendar - Claire Westall

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6 May 2010

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Postcolonial Kenya: Ngugu wa Thiong'o, A grain of Wheat

Postcolonial Kenya: Ngugu wa Thiong'o, A grain of Wheat

45mins

17 Mar 2010

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Joseph Conrad, Heart of Darkness - Norbert Bugeja

Joseph Conrad, Heart of Darkness - Norbert Bugeja

57mins

9 Mar 2010

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