ENGL 213 A: Modern And Postmodern Literature

Meeting Time: 
TTh 10:30am - 12:20pm
Location: 
SAV 166
SLN: 
13781
Instructor:
Kimberlee Gillis-Bridges
Kimberlee Gillis-Bridges

Additional Details:

English 213 explores U.S. and British literary modernism and postmodernism as responses to distinct historical, political, social, and cultural contexts of the 20th century. The period witnessed two world wars--and the concomitant development of military technology that brought destruction on an unprecedented scale--economic depression; the refinement of mass production methods; continuing migration from rural to urban areas; civil and women’s rights movements; the development or proliferation of transportation, communication, entertainment and computer technologies; and the effects of globalization. Modern and postmodern literature reflects as well as shapes human perception of these phenomena. As we examine novels and poems of the era, we will focus on how artists experimented with language and form to represent the altered sense of history, space, time, and the self engendered by modernity and postmodernity.

Catalog Description: 
Introduces twentieth-century literature and contemporary literature, focusing on representative works that illustrate literary and intellectual developments since 1900.
GE Requirements: 
Visual, Literary, and Performing Arts (VLPA)
Other Requirements Met: 
Status: 
Active
Last updated: 
March 24, 2016 - 11:24am