EN 333 British Modernism (Fall: 3)

An introduction to British modernism, this course will consist in detailed readings of works by writers including Beckett, Bowen, James, Joyce, Mansfield, Pound, Eliot, Woolf, and Yeats. Reading this cosmopolitan, global movement, we will inevitably consider (at the very least) American and French writers, too. Questions might include: In what ways did modernists respond to the upheavals of their contemporaneity, and what are the limits of understanding modernism as such a reaction? What are some ways of understanding modernism's relation to late-Victorian writing, and, beyond the Victorians, to a classical (particularly Greek) tradition? Are there identifiable elements of modernist style?
Kevin Ohi

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