The Modernist Moment

British Modernism is the literary movement that dominated the first half of the 20th century and whose aftershocks are still strongly felt today. By engaging with major authors of the period such as James Joyce, Virginia Woolf, and D. H. Lawrence, we will explore the aspirations and accomplishments of this revolutionary band of writers. We will then read some contemporary works in order to determine whether Modernist methods have become the default setting of 21st century literary fiction, or whether we can justly claim that we are all now thoroughly “post-modern” writers and readers. 3 hrs. lect.

1:30pm-2:45pm on Tuesday, Thursday (Sep 9, 2013 to Dec 6, 2013)
Munroe Hall 222