The Twentieth Century Novel

30 points

Not offered 2022, offered in 2015, 2016, 2017, 2020, 2021

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A comparative study of eight novels in English that reflect or have helped to shape our sense of what Isaiah Berlin called "this most terrible century in Western history". The course will examine the notion that the breakdown of families, hierarchies and nineteenth century imperial certainties contributed to the proliferation of parodic, subversive, and dystopian novels as the twentieth century progressed.


Any 30 points at 200 level from ENGL, or
any 60 points at 200 level from the Schedule V of the BA.