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ENGL 4371 British Short Fiction, 1840-1940 (Spring: 3 )


Course Description

From 1840 through the twentieth century, we cover works in their historical, formal, ideological, and periodical contexts, with particular attention to the ways in which authors use short forms to test the boundaries of narrative, the expectations of fiction, and the purposes of storytelling. We will be reading a large variety of works—some as familiar as James Joyce's The Dead, others less famous. Course includes works by Charles Dickens, Anthony Trollope, Thomas Hardy, Oscar Wilde, Ada Leverson, Rudyard Kipling, D.H. Lawrence, E.M. Forster, Katherine Mansfield, Virginia Woolf, James Joyce, and Elizabeth Bowen, among others.


Instructor(s): James Najarian

Prerequisites: None

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Comments: Fulfills pre-1900 requirement.


Last Updated: 04-Apr-14