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ENGS 161 – 20th-Century British Novel

Credits: 3.00

Course Description: British novelists since 1900, including Forster, Conrad, Lawrence, Woolf, and other more recent writers. Pre/co-requisite: Three hours in English courses numbered ENGS 005 - ENGS 096; Sophomore standing.

Section Description: We will read seven modern British novels--Joseph Conrad's THE SECRET AGENT (1907), D. H. Lawrence's SONS AND LOVERS (1913), Ford Madox Ford's THE GOOD SOLDIER (1915), E. M. Forster's A PASSAGE TO INDIA (1924), Virginia Woolf's MRS. DALLOWAY (1925), Graham Greene's THE HEART OF THE MATTER (1948), and George Orwell's NINETEEN EIGHTY-FOUR (1949)--both as a series of experiments in narrative technique and the representation of consciousness and as texts bristling with political intentions and implications that require, for their full appreciation, some knowledge of contemporary social and historical contexts. There will be supplementary readings in secondary sources, including one other required text, H. Porter Abbott's CAMBRIDGE INTRODUCTION TO NARRATIVE.

CRN: 94159

Section: A

Enrolled/Seats: 39/39

Days Time Location
TR 10:00 - 11:15 PERKINS BUILDING 200

Instructor(s): Daniel Fogel

Meeting Dates: 25 Aug 2014 - 03 Dec 2014