ENGL6324 British Literature 1900-Present

Course Description

Emphasis on fiction, drama, or poetry; major figures include Conrad, Woolf, Joyce, Shaw, Synge, Lawrence, Yeats, O’Casey, Auden. Nonfiction may also be included.

Course Credits: 3

Prerequisites: Admission in the English MA program or 24 undergraduate English hours. No formal prerequisites are required. This course requires an intermediate level of computer skills. In order to take this class, you are expected to be able to save files without losing them, save files in a variety of formats (save as), upload and download files on the internet, use discussion text formatting features, cut and paste, and do attachments.

Student Learning Outcomes:

By the end of this course you should be able to do the following:

1. Identify the conflict between past and present values in the modern novel.

2. Demonstrate a breadth and depth of knowledge of the modern and postmodern British novel.

3. Identify the means by which literary works endorse or undermine contemporary ideology.

4. Discuss the modern British novel through interdisciplinary perspectives.

5. Relate psychological, social and cultural issues in the modern British novel to your own culture.