English 45C

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

Section Semester Instructor Time Location Course Areas
1 Fall 2014 Lee, Steven S.
MW 11-12 + discussion sections F 11-12 105 North Gate

Book List

Conrad, J.: Heart of Darkness; Joyce, J.: Dubliners; Morrison, T.: Beloved; Nabokov, V.: Pnin; Pynchon, T.: The Crying of Lot 49; Wilde, O.: The Picture of Dorian Gray; Woolf, V.: To the Lighthouse; le, t.: The Gangster We Are All Looking For


This course provides an overview of the many literary innovations now grouped under the term “modernism,” as well as their relations to the historical and social disruptions associated with the term “modernity.”  After providing a firm grasp of these terms, the course will emphasize both literary form and historical context.  How does literature respond to the pressures of industrialization, revolution, and empire, as well as to an ever-growing awareness of a diverse, interconnected world?

Please note that this class will first meet on Wednesday, September 3; discussion sections will not start being held until Friday, September 5.

Discussion Sections

101 Clark, Rebecca
F 11-12 122 Barrows
102 Muhammad, Ismail
F 11-12 175 Barrows
103 Neal, Allison
F 11-12 151 Barrows

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