English 45C

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

Section Semester Instructor Time Location Course Areas
2 Fall 2008 John Bishop
MW 3-4, F 3-4 101 Morgan

Other Readings and Media

Ellmann, R., O'Clair, R, and Ramazani, J.: The Norton Anthology of Modern Poetry Vol. I, (Faulkner, W: Absalom, Absalom!,Hemingway, E: The Sun Also Rises,Nabokov, V: Lolita,Toomer, J: Cane Woolf, V: Mrs. Dalloway


"A survey of English and American literature from the late nineteenththrough the mid-twentieth century, with attention given both to conceptions of literature intrinsically claimed by the texts assigned and to the historical and cultural grounds out of which they emerged. The course will inevitably investigate the emergence and rise of modernism and also , in passing, the value and nature ofsuch constructions as ""the author,"" ""literature,"" ""literary history,"" and""period."" Active participation in discussion sections will be essential. There will be two short papers, a final exam, and possibly a midterm."

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