ENGL 445

Twentieth Century British Literature

A survey of important British literary artists from the latter part of the nineteenth century through the twentieth century. Students study a range of critical methodologies that help them explore canonical and noncanonical works. Emerging themes of decadence, anarchy, women's rights, socialism, and aesthetics are investigated. The course also includes an examination of important literary movements - symbolism, Freudianism, realism and nationalism - through the works of major twentieth-century writers of Britain and Ireland.