Major - Falling Apart: British Literature 1900-1950

ENGL 3176  Falling Apart: British Literature 1900-1950


Six credits of 2000 level ENGL (excluding ENGL 2001, ENGL 2011) or any 45 credits completed (excluding ENGL 1501, ENGL 1502, ENGL 2001, ENGL 2011).


ENGL 3175


Three hours of lecture per week for one term.




“Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold.” These words from W. B. Yeats’s “The Second Coming” capture both the sense of impending collapse and the excitement of new ways of thinking about the human condition in the first half of the twentieth-century. Students explore the fearfulness and freedom of breaking cultural and personal boundaries found in the prose fiction, poetry and drama of the fin de siècle period, WWI, modernism, and WWII and its aftermath.

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