E 362L • The British Novel in the Twentieth Century
11:00 AM-12:30 PM
Some concerns/themes of the semester: The Novel: Genre and Tradition. Modernism: form and function: Joyce, Forster, Woolf. Questioning of national identity (The Colonial-Imperial Heritage and its Aftermath): Joyce, Forster, Rushdie. Sexual Politics, Cultural Politics: Woolf, Joyce, Forster, Winterson, Hollinghurst. Literature, history and politics: Joyce, Forster, Rushdie, Mo. Delightful Pleasure: Haddon.
Two 6-8 page papers worth 35% each
Consistently active,substantial and significant participation 25%
I reserve the right to give spontaneous, in-class quizzes if silence appears to be a lack of preparedness.
Attendance Policy: Three absences will drop you a full letter grade ; four or more absences will guarantee your failure of this class.
James Joyce, A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man (1916)
E. M. Forster, A Passage to India (1924)
Virginia Woolf, To the Lighthouse (1927)
Jeanette Winterson, Sexing the Cherry (1989)
Salman Rushdie, Midnight's Children (1980)
Timothy Mo, The Redundancy of Courage (2002)
Mark Haddon, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time (2003)
Allan Hollinghurst, The Line of Beauty (2004)
Required Essays: by James Joyce and Virginia Woolf in a xerox reader available at Jenn's Copy and Binding, 2200 Guadalupe, Lower Level (473-8669). There will also be occasional required hand-outs.