English 45C

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

Section Semester Instructor Time Location Course Areas
2 Spring 2012 Blanton, C. D.
Blanton, Dan
MW 3-4, + discussion sections F 3-4 60 Evans

Book List

Achebe, Chinua: Things Fall Apart; Ellmann, O'Clair, and Ramazani, eds.: The Norton Anthology of Modern and Contemporary Poetry, Volume I: Modern Poetry; Faulkner, William: The Sound and the Fury; James, Henry: The Turn of the Screw and Other Tales; Joyce, James: Dubliners; Pynchon, Thomas: The Crying of Lot 49; Wilde, Oscar: The Picture of Dorian Gray; Woolf, Virginia: Mrs. Dalloway


A broad survey of the period that witnessed the arrival of English as a fully global literary language, with Anglophone empires (both political and cultural) centered on both sides of the Atlantic and spread around the world.  We will concentrate on the era’s efforts in poetry and fiction, attending to the ways in which texts both incorporate and shape the formal effects of modernity at large.

Discussion Sections

201 Creasy, CFS
F 3-4 155 Barrows
202 O'Connor, Megan
F 3-4 136 Barrows
203 Xin, Wendy Veronica
F 3-4 175 Barrows

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