English Literature from 1890 until the 1960s
(Az angol irodalom 1890-től az 1960-as évekig) in spring 2015
, Wed 10:30–12:00
seminar, 30 h/term; strong prereq: BBN-ANG-112
description & set texts
This seminar is meant to accompany the lecture series under the same title by familiarizing the students with some representative novels, poems and an important drama written in the 20th century. Students are expected to take part actively in the discussions, turning the class into a vivid group enjoying some of the best literary works written in English.
Works to be discussed (to be finalized later, changes possible): Joseph CONRAD, Heart of Darkness, W. B. YEATS, “The Lake Isle of Innisfree”, “The Second Coming”, “Sailing to Byzantium”; James JOYCE, The Dead; T. S. ELIOT, ”The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock”; Virginia WOOLF, Mrs Dalloway; George ORWELL, Nineteen Eighty-Four; S. BECKETT, Waiting for Godot; P. LARKIN, "Church Going", "High Windows"
requirements & assessment
Active in-class participation based on familiarity with set texts read for the appropriate seminars (to be checked by occasional written or oral quizes); a short (six to ten minute) presentation on a topic assigned individually in advance, and an in-class essay written at the end of the term.
Not more than three absences are allowed; a mere physical presence, however, is not sufficient: students not showing familiarity with the set texts will be taken as absent.