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ENG 339 Modernism 4cr

In this course we read some of the major British works of the modernist era, a period of great artistic experimentation and innovation. We particularly focus on the relationship between politics and literary production. For example, we explore how the rise of radical feminism and organized labor in Britain in the years before the outbreak of World War One, and the development of Communism and Fascism after it, affected British fiction, poetry, and plays. We also explore the question of why some of the greatest "British" writers of the modernist period were in fact not British at all, but rather Polish, Irish, and American.
Triad: Literature