British Literature from 1900 to Present

Course Number: ENGL 104B
Prerequisites: Writing 2, or 50, or 109, or English 10 or upper-division standing
General Education Areas Fulfilled: Check on GOLD
Catalog Course Entry: ENGL 104B
Quarter: Fall 2019
Instructor: Shewry, Teresa
Day(s): T R
Time: 9:30 AM-10:45 AM
Location: SH 2635

British Literature Since 1900. This course explores the imaginative experiments undertaken by British literary writers across the twentieth century, engaging what are arguably some of most influential works of Anglophone literature. We will examine how literary writers experimented in stories and forms as they sought to grasp urbanization, empire and independence, war, migration, and struggles related to race, gender, and sexuality. While focusing on canonical and emergent literatures often defined as “British,” we will be mindful of the global context in which this literature took form.