English 126

British Literature, 1900-1945

Section Semester Instructor Time Location Course Areas
1 Fall 2016 Gang, Joshua
TTh 11-12:30 note lew location: 56 Barrows

Other Readings and Media

Readings will likely include: Conrad, Heart of Darkness; Lewis, BLAST; West, Return of the Soldier; Joyce, Ulysses (selections); Woolf, Orlando; Spark, The Prime of MIss Jean Brodie; Greene, The Third Man; Brecht, The Good Person of Szechuan; Synge, Playboy of the Western World; manifestos by Marinetti and Loy; and poetry by Hardy, Yeats, Eliot, Auden, Smith, Thomas, WWI combatants and others.


How did the form, content, circulation, and ambitions of British literature change over the first half of the twentieth century? How did writers contend with historical upheavals such as Irish nationalism, World War I, suffrage, and the fluctuations of empire? With the advent of electronic media? These are some of the questions this course will try to answer.

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