"Make it new," Ezra Pound wrote. This course explores the Modernists' break from the past and their innovations in literary forms. Students read major writers from the period: James Joyce, Virginia Woolf, Jean Toomer, Gertrude Stein, H.D., Zora Neale Hurston, Ernest Hemingway, T.S. Eliot and more. Some of the central issues in the Modernist period are discussed: the crisis of meaning brought about by world war, the politics of style, and the dangers and openings residing in the Modernist approach to language. 4 crs.
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