Wednesday, January 2, 2008

Course Description

Rooted in comparing and contrasting major works of T.S. Eliot and Virginia Woolf, the seminar explores the modernist milieu in London from about 1910 to 1939, looking at the competing cliques of Bloomsbury (Leonard and Virginia Woolf, Lytton Strachey, Clive and Vanessa Bell, Roger Fry, Morgan Forster) and Hampstead (Katherine Mansfield, John Middleton Murray, D.H. Lawrence) as well as their attackers and defenders (such as Ottoline Morrell and Wydham Lewis). Aside from central works by Woolf and Eliot ("Prufrock" The Waste Land, To the Lighthouse , etc.) study of other writers and artists will be based on student selection. Students will write weekly responses, do a class project on a figure or institution, keep a visual journal, and write a 12-15 page seminar paper

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