English 10C-1 - Fall, 2017

Literatures in English III: 1900-Present

Class Information

Instructor: Dobbins, Gregory
CRN: 41760
Time: MWF 1:10-2:00
Location: 148 Physics


    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 W.B. Yeats, James Joyce, Virginia Woolf, T.S. Eliot, Alan Ginsberg, Sylvia Plath, Toni Morrison, and Samuel Beckett.


    Grading will be based on two essays (one close reading essay and one research essay), a final exam, class participation, and several shorter assignments.


    Dubliners, James Joyce
    The Waste Land, T.S. Eliot
    Mrs. Dalloway, Virginia Woolf
    Howl, Alan Ginseberg
    Waiting for Godot, Samuel Beckett
    Beloved, Toni Morrison