The course will introduce the most important works of literature
from the period of 20th and 21st century, both in British and
American literature. The students will read and study the texts
of Virginia Woolf and James Joyce, discussing the structure of
modernist prose; T.S.
Pound and e.e. cummings as examples of modernist poetry;
postmodernist writers from various anglophone contexts (Lodge,
Spark, Fowles, Nabokov, Carter) and contemporary works (McEwan,
Barnes, Banville, etc.). Concepts such as modernism,
postmodernism, metafiction, historiographic metaficiton, etc.
will be defined and expalined through examples.
- Teacher: Irena Ksiezopolska