Topics: British Authors
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Course Information from the University Catalog
Study of one or two major figures in British literature.
Equivalent to ENGL 477 (2010-2011 Catalog)
May be repeated for a maximum of 12 credits when topic is different with permission of department.
Section Information from the Schedule of Classes for Fall 2011
Virginia Woolf —
12:00 PM to 01:15 PM TR —
Virginia Woolf's major novels and essays were among the most significant contributions to British art and ideas in the first half of the twentieth century. In this course, we will read her major works within three contexts: the aesthetics and ideas of the Bloomsbury group, the innovations of literary modernism, and feminist and pacifist politics. Among the topics we will consider are the relationship between visual and literary aesthetics, British imperialism and its decline, and the role modernism as an emerging cultural force in England. Texts include her memoir, Moments of Being, the novels Mrs. Dalloway, To the Lighthouse, Orlando, The Waves, and her nonfiction essays: A Room of One's Own and Three Guineas.
Satisfies the English BA requirement for the concentration in fiction..
Satisfies the English BA requirement for the concentration in modern British literature.
Satisfies the English BA requirement for the concentration in literature.