ENGL436A – The Modernist Novel

Welcome to the main page for English 436a: Twentieth Century British and Irish Literature to World War II at the University of Victoria. The course will focus on modernist novels of the first half of the twentieth century, lingering on the work of some authors (Woolf and Conrad) and merely introducing that of others (Richardson, West, and Ford). Along the way, we will read short contributions by other writers, and we will consistently refer to works by the many others who could have featured on this syllabus but don’t simply because we lack world enough and time to do them justice. You’ll be delighted, amazed, and challenged by them. They might frustrate you, anger you, or provoke you to inappropriate fits of hysterical laughter on the bus — but they won’t bore you. But don’t take my word for it — come and find out.

The course runs in the spring term 2017. Just below you’ll find links to all the key information you’ll need to navigate the course (when I get the pages done).

We meet in Clearihue A202, just in case you were wondering (or in case you are me, checking here for this information just before 2:30).


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Email – saross@uvic.ca | Phone — 250-721-7237 | Twitter – @ghostprof

Office: Clearihue C357 | Office Hours: W 11:30-12:00 and Th 11:00-12:00