English 10C-1 - Winter, 2016

Literatures in English III: 1900-present

Class Information

Instructor: Dobbins, Gregory
CRN: 22618
Time: MWF 1:10-2:00
Location: 1116 Hart


    This is the third course in the required Literatures in English sequence, with this installment focusing on Anglophone literature between 1900 and the present day. This sequence is designed to prepare majors to succeed in
    upper division courses. To that end, this will be a reading and writing intensive course. The course will consider the complex and dynamic relationship among national and regional British, American, and postcolonial literatures. We will consider literatures of diaspora, migration, and globalization. And we will consider the place of modernism
    in this global literary geography. Our readings will include poetry, fiction, and drama, as well as the occasional manifesto and essay.

    The specific works we will read are not yet selected, but will likely include works by Oscar Wilde, W.B. Yeats, James Joyce, Virginia Woolf, T.S. Eliot, and Toni Morrison among others. Watch this space in the coming weeks as the course selections become finalized.


    Grading will be based on two papers (one close reading essay and one research essay), a final exam, class participation, and periodic response papers.