COURSE Code: GASA L35
This course introduces students to selected English-language modern and contemporary writers. Lectures will discuss the historical, cultural, and formal dimensions of literary modernism and postmodernism. Writers to be examined include Joseph Conrad, Virginia Wolf, Henry James, James Joyce, W.B. Yeats, T.S. Eliot, W.H. Auden, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Evelyn Waugh, Ezra Pound, Derek Walcott, Alice Munro, Michael Ondaatje and Ian McEwan. Students will read, discuss, and write about modernist and postmodernist literature and the esthetic responses to political, social, and historical conditions in the 20th century.