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ENGL 4014 Apocalyptic Modernism (Fall: 3 )

Course Description

The concept of apocalypse signifies both a thinking of “the end” and an uncovering, an unveiling, or revelation. Apocalypse, then, marks both the end and the beginning of… what? Focusing on modernist texts of the interwar period (1919-1939), this course explores the apocalyptic tone that permeates the philosophy, fiction, and poetry of the years following WWI and leading up to WWII. How does this tone shift from the post-war 1920s, to the pre-war 1930s? Writers may include Yeats, Eliot, Woolf, Benjamin, and Freud.

Instructor(s): Nell Wasserstrom

Prerequisites: None

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Last Updated: 24-Jun-17