PS 2st, Di 14-16
(BA (1.2), A4, A7; BA IS; Lehramt (A4, A4a; VM Lit; MAIAS electives)
This course will concentrate on the modernist phase in 20th century British literature. We will start with a general approach to key historical events and social dynamics. By focussing on selected modernist writings, the unique features of these highly experimental literary works will be explored. Modernist literature is the result of a decisive break with the past and the literary conventions connected to it. Modernist writers created new forms of expression and narrative methods. Interior monologue, free association and stream of consciousness are just some of the new techniques which will be traced and analysed in the selected primary texts.
Texts to be obtained by students:
James Joyce. A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
Virginia Woolf. Mrs Dalloway
Samuel Beckett. Waiting for Godot