ENG 413: Advanced Studies in Literature and Ideas. British Literature and the Great War

 

Dr. Mark Facknitz 3 credits

          At the threshold of four years of grisly centennials, we will look at the response of British modernist authors to the 1914-1918 world war.  We will read the poets, look at paintings and listen to some music, and read memoirs of Edmund Blunden, Vera Brittain, and Robert Graves, Frederic Manning’s novel The Middle Parts of Fortune, R. C. Sherriff play Journey’s End, Rebecca West’s novella The Return of the Soldier, and Virginia Woolf’s indescribable Jacob’s Room.  A short part, a long paper, a final exam, and a significant participation grade.

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