English 45C

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

Section Semester Instructor Time Location Course Areas
2 Spring 2016 Lee, Steven S.
MW 3-4; discussion sections F 3-4 2 LeConte

Book List

Conrad, Joseph: Heart of Darkness; Joyce, James: Dubliners; Le, Thuy: The Gangster We Are All Looking For; Morrison, Toni: Beloved; Nabokov, Vladimir: Pnin; Pynchon, Thomas: The Crying of Lot 49; Wilde, Oscar: The Picture of Dorian Gray; Woolf, Virginia: To the Lighthouse


Note that the instructor, book list, and course description of this section of English 45C have changed (as of Nov. 9, 2015).

This course will provide an overview of the aesthetic shifts captured by such terms as realism, modernism, and postmoderinism, with an emphasis on the relation between literary form and historical context. We will explore how literature responds to the pressures of industrialization, war, and empire, as well as to an ever-growing awareness of a diverse, interconnected world. Attention will also be paid to the relation between literature and other forms of cultural expression, e.g., painting, music, and film.



Discussion Sections

201 Bondy, Katherine Isabel
F 3-4 243 Dwinelle
202 Taylor, Bradford Alden
F 3-4 105 Dwinelle
203 Catchings, Alex
F 3-4 205 Dwinelle

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