English Literature from 1890 until the 1960s (Az angol irodalom 1890-től az 1960-as évekig) in spring 2015
Gellért Marcell, Wed 13:30–15:00, R315, host: DES (R338)
3-credit seminar, 30 h/term; strong prereq: BBN-ANG-112
description & set texts
The primary aim of the course is to familiarize students with the dominant ideas, trends, literary genres, authors and pieces of 20th c. British literature through close reading, analysis and critical interpretation of representative works by the major authors of the period, relying on and improving all the communicative skill required. The pieces to be discussed are selected from the list of readings given for the accompanying lecture series proportionately representing all the three major genres concerned (poetry, drama, fiction). List of readings: I. Poetry: W.B. Yeats, "Leda and the Swan", "Sailing to Byzantium", T.S. Eliot, "The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock", D. Thomas, "Do Not Go Gentle Into that Good Night", "A refusal to Mourn...", II. Drama: J.M. Synge, The Playboy of the Western World, S. Beckett, Waiting for Godot, H. Pinter, The Caretaker, III. Fiction: J. Conrad, Heart of Darkness, J. Joyce, Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, E.M. Forster, A Passage to India V. Woolf, Mrs. Dalloway, G. Orwell, 1984
requirements & assessment
Requirements: regular attendance and preparation, close readings, conscious, conscientious and active participation in seminar work; individual and shared tasks in terms of presentations; one analytical in-class paper (essay) near the end of the term. Assessment: based on the performance of the above mentioned tasks