English 3808 Modern British Literature
Section 001 CRN 90812
Modern British Literature 1100-1150 MWF
This section of English 3808, Modern British Literature, will explore the exciting genesis of new fictions that emerged in Britain at the turn of the century through the beginning of the post-World War II period. We will focus on the various artistic, social, and political changes that took place during the first half of the twentieth century, and how artists, novelists, poets, dramatists, and some filmmakers responded to the rapidly changing conditions of Britain. Alongside our study of these thrilling writers, themes, art forms, and cultural events, we will also reinforce the key concepts of how to read and analyze literature and film, and cover significant theoretical and artistic movements of the period, such as modernism, vorticism, psychological realism, and social realism. The format of the course will be lecture and enthusiastic discussion.
This course satisfies the Group C, Category 3 requirement for majors and the Elective requirement for minors in English, but all inquisitive, eager minds are welcome. (Group 3C)