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


    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 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.


    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