English | Literatures in English, 1900-Present
E304 | 0252 | Watt

1:10p-2:25p D  (30) 3 cr.

Given the time constraints involved, this course will offer a highly selective survey of modernist, postmodernist, and mid-century writers whose modernity or postmodernity is subject to debate. We will consider works by W.B. Yeats, James Joyce, Virginia Woolf, and Nella Larsen, then move to Samuel Beckett, Salman Rushdie, and Caryl Churchill. Such issues as modernity and postmodernity, colonialism and postcolonialism, will form the selection of readings for this course, which includes Woolf's Mrs. Dalloway, Joyce's Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, Beckett's short fiction and drama, Rushdie's Shame, and others.

Short papers and a final exam.