English 10C - Summer Sessions I, 2018

Literatures in English III: 1900-Present

Class Information

Instructor: Dobbins, Gregory
CRN: 53805
Time: MTW 12:10-1:50
Location: 129 Wellman


    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 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 texts we will read will include works by W.B. Yeats, James Joyce, Virginia Woolf, T.S. Eliot, Allen Ginsberg, 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 various shorter assignments.


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