Fall 2011 - Undergraduate Course Descriptions
Description of Course:
Survey of British literature from the end of the Victorianism to the beginnings of Post-Modernism. Themes include the rise of autonomous art ("art for art's sake"), Modernism versus Realism, changing conceptions of the self in the twentieth century, and the relationship between literature and other arts (particularly film). Particular emphasis will be on how new technologies have influenced the way literature is interpreted.
Stevenson, The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
Joyce, Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
Woolf, To the Lighthouse
Huxley, Brave New World
Beckett, Waiting for Godot
Burgess, A Clockwork Orange
Course Requirements/Evaluation Criteria:
Major paper, class presentations, midterm and final.