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ENGL 4924 Advanced Topic Seminar: American Modernism (Fall: 3 )


Course Description

This course will explore the narrative and poetic strategies that writers between the first and second world wars employ to represent issues including family, space, objects, trauma, war, commodity culture, gender, race and class. As we explore the role of literature in picking up the pieces of American life after the First World War, we will focus on the way in which modern poets and novelists come to view the relationship between language and lived experience. The class will focus on a range of writers including Faulkner, Hemingway, Fitzgerald, Hurston, Larsen, Stein, Eliot, Williams, Stevens and West.


Instructor(s): Laura Tanner

Prerequisites: None

Cross listed with:

Comments: Admission by permission of instructor.


Last Updated: 07-Dec-13