English 10C-1 - Spring, 2018

Literatures in English III: 1900-Present

Class Information

Instructor: Clover, Joshua
CRN: 61662
Time: MWF 12:10-1:00
Location: 7 Wellman

Description

    This course provides an introduction to the 20th century by way of some of its literature in English. We'll read some novels and some stories and some poems and a play. We'll think about how we got from, I dunno, the second industrial revolution to the LA Riots, plus some other stuff. There's a lot of reading. It's a class for people who are willing to do a lot of reading. The list of books below is just those for sale at the bookstore; there'll be other materials on the website.

Grading

    Grading will be based on a mixture of reading notes, attendance+participation, two essays (one shorter, one longer), and a final exam, with the essays playing the central role.

Texts

    Mrs. Dalloway, Virginia Woolf
    Absalom, Absalom, William Faulkner
    Neuromancer, William Gibson
    The Talented Mr. Ripley, Patricia HIghsmith
    Twilight: Los Angeles, Anna Deavere Smith
    Go Tell It On the Mountain, James Baldwin