This is a course in critical reading, thinking, and writing about literature for juniors and seniors who wish to explore the emergence of 20th century modernism in English literature. In our readings, we will attempt to discover what it is that made something “modern” in the literature of the last century. Students will read some of the works of the most influential modernist writers in the English language: Katherine Mansfield, Virginia Woolf, T.S. Eliot, W.B. Yeats, James Joyce, William Faulkner, and Samuel Beckett. This course is conducted seminar-style, with students raising questions and leading discussion on a regular basis.
This course information was last updated on November 16, 2010