Courses: Modernisms (ENGLB290001)
Class Number: 1418
Between the two world wars 1918 1939 a revolution occurred in literature that is called Modernism. While the phenomenon was worldwide, this course will focus on the major British writers of the period, novelists Virginia Woolf, James Joyce, E.M.Forster, and poets W.H.Auden, T.S.Eliot, and William Butler Yeats. Their work is experimental, demanding, and idiosyncratic. We will strive to define what they have in common, what historical, social, and scientific developments they are responding to, and why they wrote what they did. Kipling and Smith will help us contextualize their work as a response to what came before and a major influence on much more recent work.
Enrollment Limit: 30; Enrollment Limit Criteria: Random;
Fulfills: Class Nbr: 1418 Div: III
Bryn Mawr, CARP25