Introduction to Modernism

Winter 2018-2019


Maud Ellmann

This course focuses on the major figures of British and Anglo-American modernism, including T.S. Eliot, Ezra Pound, James Joyce, Gertrude Stein, Katherine Mansfield, Virginia Woolf, and Samuel Beckett. We will also be discussing modernist developments in music and the visual arts. A guided tour of the Art Institute will be included, along with screenings of some of Beckett’s plays. Requirements: one paper of 3-4 pages, one paper of 5-6 pages, regular postings to online blog, and class presentations. (Fiction, Poetry, Drama)