Course Descriptions

ENG 4152
Modernist Literature

Jennifer Maier

Tu&Th 12:50–2:50 p.m.

As an interdisciplinary aesthetic movement encompassing philosophy, dance, architecture, visual art, poetry, fiction, and drama, modernism was a transatlantic phenomenon.

This course examines some of the major authors and literary works of the early twentieth-century modernist period, including T.S. Eliot, H.D.,Virginia Woolf and James Joyce.

How do these authors respond to the challenges of modern period? With hope or despair? What new literary strategies did they employ to wrestle with the century’s new problems?

Writing on the window of an English classroom

How to Read a Poem

English Professor Susan Van Zanten gives you a quick guide on how to get the most out of reading poetry.

“It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife.”
Jane Austen
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