Literary Modernities in Europe and America: Text and Tradition

ENGLISH LITERATURE 3050

Baudelaire defined modernity as opposing the local, transient, and fragmentary to the universal, eternal, and ideal. It also instills a tension between continuity and rupture with the past. This is true in terms of both social institutions and literary form. We will read texts in which characters' hopes are, on occasion, dashed, their aspirations thwarted, in their struggle to reconcile expectations with experience, or representation with reality. Out of such conflict, new modes of expression and creation emerge. Authors include Cervantes, Pope, Diderot, Goethe, Shelley, Flaubert, Kafka, Dostoevsky, Woolf, and Beckett.
Course Attributes: EN H; BU Hum; AS HUM; AS LCD; FA HUM; AR HUM; AMP

Section 01

Literary Modernities in Europe and America: Text and Tradition
INSTRUCTOR: Loewenstein
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