Being Modern: The British Novel Since 1900

Matthew T. Levay, PhD, Preceptor in Expository Writing, Harvard University., Harvard Extension School

This course offers an introduction to the twentieth- and twenty-first-century British novel, focusing on how and why authors of this era conceive of their work as modern, or as responding to the personal, cultural, and historical shocks of modernity. If literature, as Ezra Pound famously put it, is "news that stays news," then this course seeks to understand the role of permanent novelty and experimentation in a diverse range of modern novels. What does it mean for a novel to be modern, and do early twentieth-century novels reflect a different conception of the modern than those published in the twenty-first? Is a novel modern according to the historical circumstances in which it was produced, or according to its engagement with modern notions of form and content? To answer these questions and to develop others, we read a variety of modernist and contemporary fictions, paying equal attention to formal and historical readings. Authors may include, but are not limited to, Joseph Conrad, James Joyce, Virginia Woolf, Ford Madox Ford, Kazuo Ishiguro, Zadie Smith, and Tom McCarthy. (4 credits)

Сессии:
  • 3 сентября 2013
Характеристики онлайн курса:
  • Бесплатный:
  • Платный:
  • Сертификат:
  • MOOC:
  • Видеолекции:
  • Аудиолекции:
  • Email-курс:
  • Язык: Английский Gb

Отзывы

Пока никто не написал отзыв по этому курсу. Хотите быть первым?

Зарегистрируйтесь, чтобы оставить отзыв

Show?id=n3eliycplgk&bids=695438
NVIDIA
Ещё курсы на эту тему:
21l-485f02 20th-Century Fiction
Tradition and innovation in representative fiction of the early modern period...
21l-471s02 Major English Novels: Reading Romantic Fiction
Though the era of British Romanticism (ca. 1790-1830) is sometimes exclusively...
Sts-s28f05 Godzilla and the Bullet Train: Technology and Culture in Modern Japan
This course explores how and why Japan, a late-comer to modernization, emerged...
Screen-shot-2013-06-07-at-2.33.10-pm Plagues, Witches, and War: The Worlds of Historical Fiction
A unique and exciting introduction to the genre and craft of historical fiction...
Ещё от Harvard Extension School:
Extensionflag Abnormal Psychology
We examine a variety of mental disorders from several different theoretical...
Math222 Abstract Algebra
Algebra is the language of modern mathematics. This course introduces students...
Extensionflag Abstraction and Design in Computation
This course covers abstraction and design in computation. Topics include...
Extensionflag Academic Writing and Critical Reading
This course introduces students to the demands and conventions of academic...
Extensionflag Adult Development
This course explores adulthood—the latter two-thirds to three-quarters...

© 2013-2019