547 - 75: Studies in Modern British and/or Irish Literature
Meeting Times: TTh 5:30pm - 6:45pm
Room: DA 204
Registration Number: 3768
Professor Henke, Bingham Humanities 304.
English 547: Studies in Modern British and Irish Literature.
The aim of this course is to engage in an examination and discussion of major modernist texts produced between 1901 and 1945 by some of the most important British and Irish authors of the modernist period: James Joyce, Virginia Woolf, D. H. Lawrence, W. B. Yeats, and T. S. Eliot. Class discussion will focus on the ?high modernist? period, 1914-41.
Eliot, T. S. ?The Waste Land.? Ed. Michael North. (Norton Critical).
Joyce, James. A Portrait of the Artist As a Young Man. Ed. Kershner, (Bedford Critical).
Lawrence, D. H. Women in Love (Penguin).
Ward, Candace. World War One British Poets. (Dover Thrift).
Woolf, Virginia. Mrs. Dalloway. Ed. Bonnie Kime Scott (Harcourt).
Yeats, W. B. Yeats?s Poetry, Drama and Prose. Ed. James Pethica. (Norton Critical).
STUDENTS ARE REQUIRED TO CHECK BLACKBOARD ANNOUNCEMENTS weekly, for information concerning the forthcoming week?s work and requirements. All announcements will be posted by 5:00 p.m. Friday of the week prior to classes convened.
1. REGULAR ATTENDANCE AND PARTICIPATION (Undergrad 25%-Grad 35%). Every member of the class plays an important role in determining the level of intellectual discourse in the class. CLASS DISCUSSION constitutes a significant part of each student's final grade, as does the Graduate Student Class Report.
FIVE UNEXCUSED ABSENCES warrant a failing grade in the course.
2. WRITTEN WORK (Undergraduate: 55%; Graduate 65%)--Two critical essays. Late papers will be significantly downgraded. All written work, including all papers corrected by the professor and subsequently revised, should be presented in a comprehensive portfolio, in a two-pocket folder, with your name visible on the outside. Present original work in the left pocket, revised work in the right. Please include a brief memorandum assessing your understanding of Modernism and achievements in the course.
Undergraduate and Graduate Students: Final Research Paper, due 11/29/06.
3. FINAL EXAMINATION 12/06/06. (Undergrad: 25%). No make-up exams without a Dean?s excuse.
LEARNING OUTCOMES: Students are expected to develop an informed critical understanding of Modernist aesthetics and British/Irish literary experimentation 1900-1945. In an English literature course, students must demonstrate abilities to
1) write clear and effective critical prose;
2) understand and use appropriate academic textual conventions and MLA style;
3) employ critical thinking processes; and 4) collect and integrate material from a variety of sources, citing it appropriately.
GRADUATE STUDENT ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS:
In addition to work done by all class members, Graduate Students in the course will be required to:
1. Present an in-class critical report.
2. Submit an extended annotated bibliography, consisting of commentaries on eight published sources.
3. Submit a scholarly research paper of 15-20 pages with their final portfolios.
FAILURE TO COMPLETE ANY PORTION OF THE COURSE WILL RESULT IN A FAILING GRADE FOR THE COURSE. This includes failure to attend the final examination as scheduled.
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