English 45C

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

Section Semester Instructor Time Location Course Areas
1 Fall 2007 Falci, Eric
Falci, Eric
MW 11-12, plus one hour of discussion section per week (all sections F 11-12) 2 LeConte

Other Readings and Media

Ramazani, J., Ellmann, R., O�Clair, R. (editors): The Norton Anthology of Modern and Contemporary Poetry (vol. 1 only); Beckett, S.: Waiting for Godot; Faulkner: The Sound and the Fury; Hurston, Z.: Their Eyes Were Watching God; Joyce, J.: Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man; Rhys: Wide Sargasso Sea; Woolf, V.: To the Lighthouse


This course will survey British, Irish, and American literature from the late-nineteenth century through the mid-twentieth. We will try to evoke some of the key aesthetic, cultural, and socio-political trends that characterized the movements of modernity as we closely investigate a selection of the major texts from this sprawling period. At times the lectures will zoom in on particular features of texts, and at other times they will zoom out to cultural conditions and aesthetic drifts. There will be two essays, a final exam, and (perhaps) a mid-term.

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