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C LIT 362 A: Topics In Modern Literature

Modern Literature of the North Atlantic Countries

Meeting Time: 
TTh 10:30am - 12:20pm
DEN 206
Leroy Searle

Additional Details:

This course will focus primarily on Modern literature of the North Atlantic countries—England, America, France, and Germany—from about the turn of the 20th century to the 1940s.  We will concentrate primarily on novels, with some poetry.  This will be a course devoted mainly to reading, treating literature as a primary form of reasoning about people, culture, and political forces.  The selected texts, listed below, are not only great reading, they are important documents in learning how to deal with a world rapidly expanding and transforming itself.

There will be a number of short written exercises (one page, single spaced),  a short in class midterm, and a final paper, 5-10 pages, on assigned topics.

Please check the ISBN designation for the texts: you  must use the assigned text.



Henry James.  The Ambassadors. Norton Critical Edition, ISBN-13: 978-0393963144

Joseph Conrad:  The Heart of Darkness Modern Library, ISBN-13: 978-0375753770

Virginia Woolf: To the Lighthouse  Harvest Books, ASIN: B009CRPDSQ

Franz Kafka: The Metamorphosis and Other Stories Oxford U Press, ISBN-13: 978-0199238552 

Albert Camus: The Stranger Vintage Books/ Mass Market, ASIN: B00333IA1M

Gunter Grass: The Tin Drum Houghton Mifflin, ASIN: B005DI8T3Y

MilanKundera: The Book of Laughter and Forgetting  Harper, ISBN-13: 978-0060932145

Poems by Stephen Mallarme, Paul Valery, T. S. Eliot, Wallace Stevens, Rainer Maria Rilke

Catalog Description: 
Explores topics in literature and cultures of the modern world (approximately 1800-present) across national and regional cultures, such as particular movements, authors, genres, themes, or problems.
Department Requirements Met: 
Literature Core
GE Requirements Met: 
Visual, Literary, and Performing Arts (VLPA)
Other Requirements Met: 
Last updated: 
April 28, 2016 - 9:19am