English 45C

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

Section Semester Instructor Time Location Course Areas
1 Spring 2018 Zhang, Dora
Lectures MW 1-2 + one hour of discussion section per week (sec. 101: F 12-1; sec. 102: F 1-2; sec. 103: Thurs. 9-10; sec. 104: Thurs. 10-11; sec. 105: F 11-12; sec. 106: F 12-1; sec. 107: F 10-11; sec. 108: F 1-2) Lectures: 2040 Valley LSB; disc. secs. in different locations


This course will survey a range of modern English-language literature (novels, poetry, and drama), paying particular attention to the ways in which literary form has responded to the rapid social and cultural changes of modernity. These changes include urbanization and globalization, rapid technological growth, the unprecedented violence of two world wars, and shifting definitions of racial, gender, sexual, and national identities. We will give prominence to the early twentieth century artistic movement known as “modernism,” and then trace its reverberations later in the 20th century.

Authors will likely include: Edgar Allen Poe, James Joyce, Virginia Woolf, Zora Neale Hurston, William Faulkner, W. B. Yeats, T. S. Eliot, Samuel Beckett, Chinua Achebe, Don DeLillo. Occasional supplementary critical readings will be made available on bCourses.

Discussion Sections

101 Eisenberg, Emma Charlotte
F 12-1 245 Hearst Gym
102 Su, Amanda Jennifer
F 1-2 305 Wheeler
103 Cohan, Nathan
Thurs. 9-10 305 Wheeler
104 Cohan, Nathan
Thurs. 10-11 285 Cory
105 Mittnacht, Veronica Vizuet
F 11-12 305 Wheeler
106 Su, Amanda Jennifer
F 12-1 305 Wheeler
107 Eisenberg, Emma Charlotte
F 10-11 245 Hearst Gym
108 Mittnacht, Veronica Vizuet
F 1-2 2070 Valley LSB

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