English | Literary Modernism
L380 | 25923 | Joshua Kates

Joshua Kates

4:00p-5:15p TR (30 students) 3 cr., A&H.

This course is designed for English majors.  If you are a non-major
(or an English major outside the College of Arts and Sciences) you
are strongly encouraged to talk to the instructor before signing up
for this course

Literary modernism (encompassing works that appear roughly from the
beginning of WW I to the beginning of WWII) is a movement
characterized by enormous experimentation: in literary styles,
subject matter—as well as with sexuality, ways of life, and outlook
on the part of many of its practitioners. To some, it is also the
last moment of indisputably great literary production, giving us
masterworks by James Joyce, Virginia Woolf, T. S. Eliot, and William
Faulkner, to name but a few. This course introduces students to the
leading figures of the era (as well as some more minor ones), with
particular attention to understandings of time and history on the
part of the authors that we read.