19-20 EN2325: Modernist Literature

The aim of this course is to provide an introduction to the study of literary modernism, a period of intense experimentation in diverse cultural forms. It will deal with such issues as modernist aesthetics; genre; the fragment; time and narration; stream-of-consciousness; history, politics and colonialism; and the status of language and the real.

The autumn term will be devoted to modernist fiction (Woolf, Joyce and others), and in the spring term students will explore poetry (Pound, Eliot, HD and others).