E336 MODERN BRITISH LITERATURE, CHAPMAN U FALL 2003

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Course Information. English 336. E336_at_ajdrake.com. Catalog: "Examines the impact of modernism and post-modernism on Britain's literary tradition." Units (3).

Required Texts (Chapman Bookstore)

Abrams, M. H. et al. The Norton Anthology of English Literature. 7th. ed. Vol. 2C. New York: Norton, 1999. ISBN: 0393975703.

Burgess, Anthony. A Clockwork Orange. New York: Norton, 1986. ISBN: 0-393-31283-6.

Orwell, George. 1984. New York: Penguin, 1990 repr. ISBN: 0451524934.


Course Policies. Please review this information early in the semester.

General: College Success | Sample Paper | Grammar Guide | Deductive Essays | Citation | Analysis | Editing | Plagiphrasing | Resource Links

Specific: Modernism Intro | Margot Norris' Ulysses Guide

Term Paper. 5-7 page paper; see instructions. Rough draft due 11/10, final draft 12/08.

Journal Requirement. Journal sets based on study questions will be due Week 03 (09/08), Week 07 (10/06); Week 11 (11/03), Week 15 (12/01). Click hyperlink for specific instructions.

Questions: Conrad | Housman | Sassoon | Owen | Yeats | Woolf | Joyce | Eliot | Orwell | Beckett | Burgess


SCHEDULE: WE WILL DISCUSS THE FOLLOWING WORKS ON THE DATES INDICATED

WEEK 1

08/25. Introduction to E336 and to C20 Literature.

WEEK 2

09/01. Labor Day Holiday -- No Class.

WEEK 3

09/08. Session 1: Joseph Conrad. Heart of Darkness.. Session 2: Joseph Conrad and A. E. Housman. Conrad's Heart of Darkness, cont. Housman's selections in The Norton Anthology. Journal Set 1 Due.

WEEK 4

09/15. Session 1: Siegfried Sassoon. All Norton selections. Session 2: Wilfred Owen and William Butler Yeats. Owen's Norton selections. Yeats's "The Lake Isle of Innisfree," "Easter 1916," "The Second Coming," "Sailing to Byzantium," "Leda and the Swan," "Byzantium," "Crazy Jane Talks with the Bishop," "The Circus Animals' Desertion," "Under Ben Bulben."

WEEK 5

09/22. Session 1: Virginia Woolf. A Room of One's Own. Session 2: Virginia Woolf. A Room of One's Own.

WEEK 6

09/29. Session 1: James Joyce. "The Dead." (Film.) Session 2: James Joyce. "The Dead." (Film.)

WEEK 7

10/06. Session 1: James Joyce. "The Dead." (Discussion.) Session 2: James Joyce. "The Dead." (Discussion.) Journal Set 2 Due.

WEEK 8

10/13. Session 1: T. S. Eliot. "The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock," "Sweeney among the Nightingales." Session 2: T. S. Eliot. "The Waste Land."

WEEK 9

10/20. Session 1: T. S. Eliot. "Tradition and the Individual Talent," "The Metaphysical Poets." Session 2: T. S. Eliot and Ezra Pound. Selected poems by Pound.

WEEK 10

10/27. Session 1: George Orwell. 1984. (Film.) Session 2: George Orwell. 1984. (Film.)

WEEK 11

11/03. Session 1: George Orwell. 1984. (Discussion.) Session 2: George Orwell. 1984. (Discussion.) Journal Set 3 Due.

WEEK 12

11/10. Session 1: Samuel Beckett. End Game. (Film.) Session 2: Samuel Beckett. End Game. (Film.) Rough Draft of Paper due Monday, 11/10.

WEEK 13

11/17. Session 1: Samuel Beckett. End Game. (Discussion.) Session 2: Samuel Beckett. End Game. (Discussion.)

WEEK 14

11/24. Session 1: Anthony Burgess. A Clockwork Orange. (Film.) Session 2: Anthony Burgess. A Clockwork Orange. (Film.)

WEEK 15

12/01. Session 1: Anthony Burgess. A Clockwork Orange. (Discussion) Journal Set 4 Due.

FINAL EXAM

12/08. In-Class Final Exam. Monday, 7-9:30 p.m., regular location. (Notes, books allowed.)