English 45C

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

Section Semester Instructor Time Location Course Areas
1 Spring 2009 Blanton, C. D.
Blanton, Dan
MW 12-1 + Discussion F 12-1 2 Le Conte

Other Readings and Media

Possible texts include:  Achebe, C., Things Fall Apart; Coetzee, J. M., Waiting for the Barbarians; Ellmann, R., O’Clair, R., and Ramazani, J.,The Norton Anthology of Modern and Contemporary Poetry; Faulkner, W., As I Lay Dying; Ford, F. M., The Good Soldier; James, H., The Turn of the Screw; The Jolly Corner; Pynchon, T., The Crying of Lot 49; Wilde, O., The Picture of Dorian Gray; Woolf, V., 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.

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