ENGL 337 B: The Modern Novel

Meeting Time: 
MW 12:30pm - 2:20pm
SAV 132
Joint Sections: 
C LIT 362 A
Leroy Searle
Leroy Searle

Syllabus Description:

Comparative Literature 362A, with English 337B:  World Modernism

MW 12:30-2:30, SAV 132                        Professor Leroy Searle

office hours:  M, T, W  3:00 PM  (in the HUB, ground floor, mezzanine)

                                              Email: lsearle@u.washington.edu

                                              Phone: 206 409 8878

Course web site:  




This course is primarily a READING and discussion course, examining the development of varieties of 'modernism' from the late 1890s to the present.  The scope will include work from Irish, English, German, Turkish, Syrian, Nigerian, and South African writers. There will be brief weekly assignments on assigned reading, including a quiz each week, two short written assignments, and a final examination with questions on assigned reading.  The course is not listed as a ‘W’ course. Arrangements can be made individually if you need 'W' credit, by completing a longer term paper on a topic worked out with the instructor. 



Joyce, James   Dubliners   ISBN:-13: 978-0486268                    

Dover Thrift, 1991                     


Joseph Conrad  Heart Of Darkness ISBN:      13: 978-0486264646             

Dover Thrift, 1990       


Virginia Woolf To The Lighthouse ISBN:      13: 978-0156907                



Robert Musil, Man Without Qualities, Vol 1 ISBN: 13: 978-0679767          

Vintage, 1996               


Ahmet Hamdi Tanpinar,  The Time Regulation Institute ISBN: 13: 978-0143106  

Vintage, 2014               


Zakaria Tamer, Breaking Knees    ISBN:      13: 978-1902932453             

Periscope, 2017               


Chinua Achebe, Things Fall Apart ISBN:      13: 978-0385474                

Anchor, 1994               


J.M. Coetzee   Disgrace          ISBN:      13: 978-0143115                

Penguin, 2008               



Catalog Description: 
Explores the novel in English from the first half of the twentieth century. May include such writers as Virginia Woolf, D.H. Lawrence, Gertrude Stein, E.M. Forster, Claude McKay, Elizabeth Bowen, Raja Rao, William Faulkner, Jean Rhys, and Edith Wharton. Includes history and changing aesthetics of the novel as form, alongside the sociohistorical context.
GE Requirements: 
Visual, Literary, and Performing Arts (VLPA)
Last updated: 
August 2, 2019 - 10:30pm