Dr. Margery Kingsley            
                                                    Professor of English

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           Course Syllabi            
                   
English 1213
English 3003
English 5003

English 4123
Modern English Novel


    
    Course Description: This course is an in-depth survey of the novel in English from the late
    Victorian period to the present.
   
    Course Objectives: This course is designed to provide students with an overview of the
    history of the British novel since 1890. The class will address such issues as the nature of
    modernism and postmodernism, the relationship between text and social context, the
    connection between popular and elite literary forms, and the novel's response to
    twentieth-century literary theory.

     Required Texts:

Julian Barnes England, England
A.S. Byatt Possession
Joseph Conrad Heart of Darkness
Margaret Drabble Realms of Gold 
  E.M. Forster Passage to India
Graham Greene The Quiet American
   James Joyce Portrait of the Artist
   Thomas Hardy 
Tess of the d'Urbervilles
     Jean Rhys
Wide Sargasso Sea
Virginia Woolf Mrs. Dalloway

   
    Course Requirements:
Students are expcted to complete all reading assignments by the time
    of the class for which they are listed on the syllabus. Some additional reserve reading may be
    assigned. Students will be required to do an in-class presentation. Written work will include
    a reading journal, a paper, a midterm, and a final.

 
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