This course focuses on British novels from the early decades of the twentieth century. We will study the emergence of innovative stylistic and narrative forms characteristic of modernism, and consider the ways in which such innovations shape the works’ exploration of questions of psychology and sexuality, moral integrity and betrayal, epistemology and aesthetics, race and empire. Readings will include such works as Ford’s The Good Soldier, James’s The Ambassadors, Conrad’s Heart of Darkness, Forster’s A Passage to India, and Woolf’s To the Lighthouse.
The Class: Type: seminar
Requirements/Evaluation: regular class participation, two 8- to 10-page papers
Extra Info: may not be taken on a pass/fail basis
Prerequisites: a 100-level English course, or a score of 5 on the AP English Literature exam, or a score of 6 or 7 on the Higher Level IB English exam
Enrollment Preference: English majors
Distributions: Division I;
Attributes: ENGL Literary Histories C