Department of English

University of Toronto

ENG328Y1Y L0201

ENG328Y1Y L0201 T11-1, R11
Modern Fiction to 1960
Professor Maxwell Uphaus
Office Location:
Jackman Humanities Building, Room 730
Email: maxwell.uphaus@utoronto.ca

Brief Description of Course: This course will offer an overview of English-language fiction between the beginning of the twentieth century and 1960, with a focus on the development, spread, and transformation of, and the reaction to, modernist literary innovations in the construction of narrative, representation of reality, and rendering of consciousness

Required Reading: E. M. Forster, Howards End (Penguin); Joseph Conrad, Lord Jim (Oxford); James Joyce, A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man (Penguin); Ernest Hemingway, The Sun Also Rises (Scribner); Virginia Woolf, To the Lighthouse (Harcourt); Lewis Grassic Gibbon, Sunset Song (Penguin); Zora Neale Hurston, Their Eyes Were Watching God (Harper Perennial); Flann O’Brien, At Swim-Two-Birds (Dalkey); George Orwell, Nineteen Eighty-Four (Penguin); Chinua Achebe, Things Fall Apart (Penguin); Muriel Spark, The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie (Penguin)

First Three Authors/Texts: Forster, Howards End; Conrad, Lord Jim; Joyce, A Portrait

Method of Evaluation: Two essays, one each term (20% each), two exams at the end of each term (20% each), participation (20%)






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