Blanton, C. D.
||Note new format: Lectures MW 2-3 + discussion sections F 2-3||Note new MW lecture room: 50 Birge||
British 20th- and 21st-Century
Auden, W. H.: Selected Poems; Beckett, Samuel: Murphy; Conrad, Joseph: Lord Jim: A Tale; Eliot, T. S.: Selected Poems; Ford, Ford Madox: The Good Soldier; Forster, E. M.: Howards End; Joyce, James: A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man; Joyce, James: Ulysses; Woolf, Virginia: To the Lighthouse; Woolf, Virginia: The Waves; Yeats, W. B.: Collected Poems
A survey of the modernist period in British and Irish writing, with special attention given to some of the period’s central figures and works. Students should be prepared to read adventurously and to read a lot. We will attempt about a work (novel or volume of poems) per week, making a central exception for Joyce’s Ulysses, which will slow us to about a chapter per day.
Please note that this class will first meet on Monday, August 29; discussion sections will not start being held until Friday, September 2.