English 126

British Literature: 1900-1945

Section Semester Instructor Time Location Course Areas
1 Fall 2012 Flynn, Catherine
Flynn, Catherine
TTh 11-12:30 NOTE NEW ROOM: 166 Barrows

Book List

Beckett, Samuel: Murphy; Conrad, Joseph: Lord Jim: A Tale; Eliot, T. S.: The Annotated Waste Land with Eliot’s Contemporary Prose; Ford, Ford Maddox: The Good Soldier; Forster, E. M.: Howards End; Joyce, James: A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man; Joyce, James: Ulysses; Rhys, J.: Good Morning, Midnight; Woolf, Virginia: Mrs. Dalloway; Yeats, W. B.: Collected Poems


This survey will look at British and Irish literature written in the first half of the twentieth century, focusing on key works by major modernist figures. The course will explore the different aims and effects of modernist innovation and consider how changes in form, voice and subject matter relate to shifts in class, gender and economic structures and to the violence of war. In addition to the texts on the reading list, we will also read some short essays, stories and poems.

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