English 45C

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

Section Semester Instructor Time Location Course Areas
1 Spring 2005 Rubenstein, Michael
Rubenstein, Michael
MW 11-12 , plus one hour of discussion section per week (all sections F 11-12) 3 LeConte

Other Readings and Media

Stoker, B.: Dracula; Dreiser, T.: Sister Carrie; Woolf, V.: Mrs. Dalloway; Morrison, T.: Song of Solomon; Coetzee, J.M.: Disgrace; a course reader including poetry, drama, and short fiction by O. Wilde, W.B. Yeats, T.S. Eliot, S. Beckett, V.S. Naipaul, W.C. Williams, E. Bishop, T.C. Bambara, T. Olsen, J. Diaz, and others


We will survey a broad range of literature in English, paying careful attention to situate our texts in their world-historical and literary-historical contexts. A major preoccupation of the class will be to distinguish between different technologies and techniques of narrative, that is, how stories get told, and how story-telling changes, across an enormously broad swath of time and space. Course requirements include two short papers, a mid-term, and a final exam.

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