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Engelsk A/B

Taking the novel Dr Fischer of Geneva or The Bomb Party (1980) as its point of departure, this module explores the world and writing of British novelist, reporter and playwright Graham Greene (1904-1991). With a main emphasis on close reading of central passages of the novel, the module foregrounds key themes and character developments within the novel and links these to the wide range of literary and cultural intertexts at play in Graham Greenes ouvre. In addition the module seeks to open a discussion of traditional western values, religion, existentialism and the problems of modernity.

Core materials

(1980) Graham Greene, Dr Fischer of Geneva or The Bomb Party. (Vintage, 1999)
(1667) John Milton, “Is this the region, this the soil, the clime” Paradise Lost, Book 1, l. 242-264. in The Norton Anthology of English Literature, Eighth Edition, Volume 1. (W.W. Norton & Company, 2006)
(1604) Christopher Marlowe,”Why this is hell, nor am I out of it” The Tragical History of Dr Faustus, Scene 3, l. 55-79. in The Norton Anthology of English Literature, Eighth Edition, Volume 1. (W.W. Norton & Company, 2006)
(1971) Graham Greene, “A Sort of Life: Russian Roulette” in Henrik Plough, Greeneland – A Graham Greene Anthology. Systime (1989)

Secondary materials

Internet content on The Seven Deadly Sins
William Blake, Illustrations for The Divine Comedy (Painting)
Gordon Gekko: “Greed is Good” speach from Wall Street (Film)
Russian Roulette scene from the film The Deer Hunter (Film)
”Eksistentialisme” i Litteraturens Veje. (Systime, 2001)
Leonardo da Vinci, The Last Supper (Painting)