English 45C

Literature in English: Mid-19th Through the 20th Century

Section Semester Instructor Time Location Course Areas
1 Fall 2011 Premnath, Gautam
Premnath, Gautam
MW 11-12 + discussion sections F 11-12 2 LeConte

Other Readings and Media

Douglass, F.: The Narrative of Frederick Douglass; Stevenson, R.L.: The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde; Conrad, J.: Heart of Darkness; Forster, E. M.: Howards End; West, N.: Miss Lonelyhearts & The Day of the Locust; Achebe, C.: Things Fall Apart; Ng, F.: Bone


This semester we will cut a selective path through a vast swathe of literature in English, tracing patterns of continuity and change from the mid-nineteenth century to the present. In the process we will encounter some of the key works of the past two centuries, while witnessing the emergence of English as a world-spanning literary language.

Please note that this class will first meet on Monday, August 29; discussion sections will not start being held until Friday, September 2.

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