2018-2019 Catalog

ENGL 351 Modernism and Contemporary British Fiction

In this class we will examine fiction by British modernist writers such as Joseph Conrad, James Joyce, Virginia Woolf, Katherine Mansfield, D. H. Lawrence, and E. M. Forster.  We will read their work critically, with attention to the ways in which it approached and reflected (or obscured) its historical context:  changing gender roles, a fragile and distended empire, global reassessments of power, class, and race.  We will also explore some representative later responses in British fiction to these central concerns of modernism.


4 units


A CSP seminar

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