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LITERATURE

LIT-443
Advanced Studies in Twentieth Century Literature (3)

Course Level: Undergraduate

Topics vary by section, may be repeated for credit with different topic. Rotating topics include modernist fiction and poetry, the Harlem Renaissance, postmodernism, counterculture, experimental poetry, with emphasis on research. Meets with LIT-643.

LIT-443
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LITERATURE
FALL 2014

Course Level: Undergraduate

Advanced Studies in Twentieth Century Literature (3)

Directions in Modern Fiction

During the early twentieth century, unprecedented historical and cultural events and dramatic intellectual changes precipitated a radical break from nineteenth-century assumptions about (among other things) literary form. Students read novels by several classic Modernist writers--James Joyce, Virginia Woolf, and William Faulkner--who experimented with language and style, point of view, characterization, chronology, and narrative structure. Several contemporary novelists, such as Gabriel Garcia Marquez, whose magical realism was directly influenced by Modernist techniques, are also considered. Meets with LIT-643 002.