ENGL 213 A: Modern And Postmodern Literature

Meeting Time: 
TTh 11:30am - 1:20pm
Location: 
ARC 160
SLN: 
13932
Instructor:
Sydney Kaplan
Sydney Kaplan

Additional Details:

This quarter we will be reading novels and short stories written by British authors over the during the twentieth century. We will consider the development of literary modernism early in the century, and the later emergence of post-modernism after World War II in relation to major social, technological, and cultural changes of the times. One particular emphasis of the class will be on the role of art and the artist in modern life; another will be on how the content and structure of many texts reveal anxiety over new attitudes towards sexuality and gender roles. Reading for the class will include fiction by D.H. Lawrence, Katherine Mansfield, Virginia Woolf, Graham Swift, Jeanette Winterson, and Ian McEwan.

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 16, 2016 - 11:00am