Fall 2012 - Undergraduate Course Descriptions

Brewer, Kenneth
Discipline and Number
LIT 3321 Section 501
M Time 7:00 PM - 9:45 PM
Course Title
Modern British Literature

Description of Course:

This course focuses on the most controversial period (Modern) and style of British literature (Modernism). Themes include the rise of autonomous art ("art for art's sake"), Modernism versus Realism,the "aesthetic of difficulty," changing conceptions of the self in the twentieth century, and the relationship between literature and other arts (particularly film).

Required Texts:


Norton Anthology of British Literature, Volume F (9th edition)

Stevenson, The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
Shaw, Pygmalion
Joyce, Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
Woolf, To the Lighthouse
Beckett, Waiting for Godot
Ballard, The Atrocity Exhibition

Course Requirements/Evaluation Criteria:

Major paper, class presentations, midterm and final.

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