CART 3001 Modernism

Credit Points 10

Legacy Code 101033

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Description This subject aims to introduce students to important works of literature from the earlier part of the 20th century. Throughout the course we will be concentrating on literature but will make reference to other art forms (in particular the visual arts) to provide the intellectual context necessary to understanding the ideas of the period. There will be a close study of a small number of important novels or works of poetry from the period, with a close consideration of techniques of writing and the way these techniques contribute to an understanding of the themes in the works.

School Humanities & Comm Arts

Discipline Creative Arts, Not Elsewhere Classified.

Student Contribution Band HECS Band 2 10cp

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Level Undergraduate Level 3 subject


Successful completion of 60 credit points of study in currently enrolled program.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this subject, students should be able to:

  1. demonstrate an understanding of Modernism and place it in intellectual, historical and artistic contexts;
  2. demonstrate an understanding of certain key concepts and techniques important to the period; and
  3. evaluate the importance of Modernist ideas and works in contemporary literature.

Subject Content

Nineteenth century influence on early 20th century practice: symbolism, realism
Ideas of artistic production
The impact of the visual arts on literature
Modernist Poetry
Modernist fiction: stream of consciousness
Modernist fiction: experimentation and tradition


The following table summarises the standard assessment tasks for this subject. Please note this is a guide only. Assessment tasks are regularly updated, where there is a difference your Learning Guide takes precedence.

Type Length Percent Threshold Individual/Group Task
Short Answer 500 words 20 N Individual
Essay 1,000 words 30 N Individual
Essay 2,500 words 50 N Individual

Prescribed Texts

  • A book of primary readings prepared by the subject coordinator.

Teaching Periods

Spring (2024)

Penrith (Kingswood)


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Parramatta - Victoria Rd


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