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ENGL 8805 Beckett (Fall: 3 )


Course Description

This course introduces a major Irish (post)modernist writer, arguably the most important playwright of the twentieth century. Reading a range of Beckett’s fiction and drama, and with the help of various critical essays, we will place Beckett in his biographical, geographical, theatrical, and historical contexts. Texts will include Waiting for Godot, Endgame, short fictions early and late, and several plays for television. Work will include a class presentation, a short project, and a final long essay for which original archival research in Burns Library is an option. No previous familiarity with Beckett is required.


Schedule: Periodically

Instructor(s): Andrew Sofer

Prerequisites: None

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Last Updated: 18-Feb-14