English 45C

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

Section Semester Instructor Time Location Course Areas
2 Spring 2014 Flynn, Catherine
MW 3-4 + discussion sections F 3-4 200 Wheeler

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, Toni: Jazz; Ramazani, Jahan: The Norton Anthology of Modern and Contemporary Poetry (Third Edition), Vol. 1; 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 the middle of the nineteenth century to the end of the twentieth century.  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 Klavon, Evan
F 3-4 175 Barrows
202 No instructor assigned yet.
F 3-4 136 Barrows
203 No instructor assigned yet.
F 3-4 174 Barrows

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