LIT 6934 Early British Modernism

Fall, 2000

Professor Phillip Sipiora
Office: Tampa Campus (CPR 360)
Hours: M/T/Th, 3:00-5:00 and by appointment
Phone: (813) 974-9467 (Tampa voice mail number)
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We will examine the period of emerging British Modernism in the years between 1902 and 1916, with special emphasis on style, form, and technique, particularly as they represent various inheritances and departures from nineteenth-century aestheticism. We will also focus on those qualities of British Modernism that suggest concerns distinct from American counterparts.


Term Essay (50%);
Final Exam (50%).


Joseph Conrad, Heart of Darkness (1902), Lord Jim (1907)
Ford Madox Ford, The Good Soldier (1915)
E. M. Forster, Room with A View (1908)
James Joyce, Dubliners (1914), Portrait of An Artist as a Young Man (1916)
Virginia Woolf, The Voyage Out (1915)


Week One (Aug 28 ) Introduction to Course
Week Two (Sep 4) Labor Day
Week Three (Sep 11) Heart of Darkness
Week Four (Sep 17) Heart of Darkness, Lord Jim
Week Five (Sep 25) Lord Jim
Week Six (Oct 2) Room with a View
Week Seven (Oct 9) Room with a View
Week Eight (Oct 16) Dubliners
Week Nine (Oct 23) Dubliners
Week Ten (Oct 30) Portrait of An Artist
Week Eleven (Nov 13) Portrait of An Artist
Week Twelve (Nov 20) The Voyage Out
Week Thirteen (Nov 27) The Voyage Out; The Good Soldier
Week Fourteen (Dec 4) The Good Soldier
Essay Due December 11 6:00-8:00 P.M. Final Examination

Last revised 27 Nov 2000 by
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