English 45C

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

Section Semester Instructor Time Location Course Areas
1 Fall 2021 Lee, Steven S.
MW 11-12 + one hour of discussion 3 Physics Building

Book List

Conrad, J.: Heart of Darkness; Ma, L.: Severance; 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

Other Readings and Media






This course will provide an overview of the aesthetic shifts captured by such terms as realism, modernism, and postmodernism, 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

101 Davidson, William
Friday 11-12 31 Evans
102 Weidman, Pamela
Friday 11-12 315 Wheeler
103 Davidson, William
Friday 12-1 255 Dwinelle
104 Weidman, Pamela
Friday 12-1 229 Dwinelle
105 Bowie, Matthew
Thursday 2-3 51 Evans
106 Bowie, Matthew
Thursday 4-5 233 Dwinelle

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