Honors | Ideas & Experience II (HON)
H212 | 13461 | Gareth Evans

MW 11:15am-12:30pm
HU 108

In this course, we’ll read a number of major literary works, most of
which are thought to be essential to an understanding of the
following literary movements: romanticism, realism, naturalism,
modernism, and postmodernism. We’ll assess the relationship between
the movements, books, and poems we’re studying, while also building
working models against which we can compare work we’ve already read
and work we will read in the future. By attempting to define the
literary movements we’re studying, we will learn something about the
strengths and weaknesses of genre criticism. We’ll talk, too, about
what features of the books we’re reading have made them seem central
to critical accounts of literary change and development.

Charles Dickens, Great Expectations (Norton edition)
Thomas Hardy, Tess of the D’Urbervilles (Bedford/St. Martins)
Virginia Woolf, Mrs. Dalloway (Harvest Books)
Michael Cunningham, The Hours (Picador)
A selection of poetry and prose by the following authors: Coleridge,
T.S. Eliot, Langston Hughes, Shelley, Wordsworth (E-Reserve).
A number of essays about the works and movements we’re studying (E-

The books for the class are available at Boxcar Books, 408 E. 6th

You’ll find the material on E-Reserve at:

The password for E-Reserve is seed