2021-2022 Graduate Catalog 
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2021-2022 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

ENGL 630 - Modern Novel

Credit Hours: 3
Lecture Hours: 3
Lab Hours: 0

A study of the major novels and novelists of the Modernist movement from the late 19th century to the present. The texts will be analyzed through close reading, attempting to make aesthetic connections among the works, and to examine the social and political context in which the works were produced. An attempt will be made to derive a definition of what Modernism was and is and how it shaped the consciousness of contemporary man. The novels will be discussed as reactions to the thematic concerns and resolutions of more traditional early fictions; the complexity of modernist works will be seen as a natural reaction to the complex vision of man, which late 19th and early 20th century writers inherited. Among the writers to be studied are the following: Dostoyevsky, Kafka, Flaubert, Lawrence, Forster, and Dos Passos.

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