English 45C

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

Section Semester Instructor Time Location Course Areas
2 Spring 2007 Bishop, John
Bishop, John
MW 3-4, plus one hour of discussion section per week (all sections F 3-4) 141 McCone

Other Readings and Media

Ellmann, R., R. O'Clair, and J. Ramazani: 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-nineteenth through 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 of such 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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