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LIT 384  Modernist Literature and Culture

"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.

This course information is from the 2017-2018 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog. View this catalog.