Studies in 20th-Century British and Irish Literature: Area Course
This year: 20th-Century British and Irish Poetry
Modernism, postmodernism, and beyond; formal experimentation; influence of major figures; coteries and countercultures; avant-garde and traditionalist movements; development of individual poets; literary history and political history; center and periphery; metropolitan and local perspectives and dialects; poetry for the elite and poetry for the masses; the idea of poets as representatives.
2: The Modernist Novel
A survey of the major novels of the first half of the 20th century; Kafka, Richardson, Conrad, Woolf, Joyce, Ford, Forster, Lewis, Beckett; narrative technique and cultural context; international modernism(s); war and narrative; criticism and theory of modernism and the novel.
Graduate course in the English program administered by the Faculty of Graduate Studies.