UCL Credits: 15
Total Learning Hours: 150
Module Coordinator: Dr Olga Voronina
Taught By: Dr Olga Voronina
To find out more about this module, please contact the Module Coordinator.
|Weekly Contact Hours: [2.0] (1 hour lecture and 1 hour tutorial per week)|
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Coursework Essay 3000 words (100%)
To be confirmed
Exile has been interpreted as an archetypal human experience and a metaphor for artistic creation. This course examines the concept of exile and its various mythological, cultural, historical and psychological parameters, as represented in narratives drawn from twentieth-century Russian, French, American and Czech literature. Selected fiction and non-fiction texts (novels, short stories, essays) will be contextualized within a broad thematic repertoire, including estrangement, memory, nostalgia, homeland, adopted country, diaspora, eternal return, translingualism, identity, cosmopolitanism, globalization, transnationalism, and inter-cultural communication.
- Ivan Bunin ‘In Paris’ (from the collection Dark Avenues)
- Irène Némirovsky 'Snow in Autumn'
- F. Scott Fitzgerald ‘Babylon Revisited’
- Nina Berberova 'The Accompanist'
- Vladimir Nabokov ‘Mademoiselle O’
- Milan Kundera 'The Unbearable Lightness of Being and Ignorance'
- Salman Rushdie 'Imaginary Homelands'
- Joseph Brodsky 'A Guide to a Renamed City' and ‘The condition we call exile'
This course is open to affiliates.
Please note: This outline is accurate at the time of publication. Minor amendments may be made prior to the start of the academic year.