1928 in the UK and on the Continent
(1928 Angliában és a kontinensen) in spring 2015
, Mon 08:30–10:00
seminar, 30 h/term; strong prereq: ANG-001
description & set texts
This course will concentrate on authors, cultural trends and artistic movements active in 1928 in the UK and on the Continent. As well as discussing English novels published or conceived in and about 1928, the course aims at exploring cultural aspects of the period that transcend national and political boundaries, from the introduction of talking pictures through music and fine arts to the international communities of artists and writers living in Paris or Berlin or Trieste. Further ideas are also welcome; emphases will shift in accordance with your interests.
Suggested list of works to read: D. H. Lawrence, Lady Chatterley's Lover; Virginia Woolf, Orlando and A Room of One's Own; E. M. Forster, A Passage to India or the much earlier A Room with a View; possibly Evelyn Waugh, Brideshead Revisited; and a work by James Joyce to be chosen by the class.
requirements & assessment
Regular and active participation in class; a presentation (20 minutes) about one of the books to be discussed in class or about a feature (cultural, historical or political) of the period or the specific year 1928; a critical essay (2000 words or 12000 characters including spaces or 6-7 typed pages, double spaced, Times New Roman 12 pt) focusing on a particular aspect of a book not discussed in class but relevant to the period, to be submitted by 13 April (for students submitting their degree theses that week the deadline will be 27 April); short home assignments or in-class tests, if necessary.