English 45C

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

Section Semester Instructor Time Location Course Areas
2 Spring 2013 Flynn, Catherine
MW 2-3 + discussion sections F 2-3 2 LeConte

Book List

Achebe, Chinua: Things Fall Apart; Faulkner, William: The Sound and the Fury; James, Henry: The Turn of the Screw; Joyce, James: Dubliners; Morrison, Tony: Jazz; Ramazani, Jahan: The Norton Anthology of Modern and Contemporary Poetry (Third Edition). Volume 1: Modern Poetry.; Wilde, Oscar: The Picture of Dorian Gray; Woolf, Virginia: To the Lighthouse


This course examines radical changes and unexpected continuities in literature in English from 1850 to (almost) the present.  We will read poetry and fiction from Britain, Ireland, North America and Africa in order to explore a range of literary responses to different aspects of modernity, such as urbanization, colonialism and popular culture. We approach these texts in a variety of ways: we will consider them as belonging to different modes (realism, naturalism, modernism, postmodernism); we will think about them as producing new kinds of narrative and poetic form; and we will read them closely.

Discussion Sections

201 Alexander, Edward Sterling
F 2-3 174 Barrows
202 No instructor assigned yet.
F 2-3 136 Barrows
203 Ciacciarelli, Helen
F 2-3 175 Barrows

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