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University of York: Modern and Contemporary Literature and Culture

Institution University of York
Department English and Related Literature
Telephone 01904 323369
Study type Taught


This course enables students to develop an understanding of: the engagement of modern writing with a range of cultural issues; the cultural meanings and associations of important developments in literary technique in the 20th-century; the development of ‘modernity’ in association with particular genres and writers; some of the ways in which modern historical and technological development affected notions of writing the importance of political movements such as feminism and the formation of gay identities to modern writing.


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