From Modernism to Postmodernism: Readings in 20thCentury British and American Fiction - LIR 637

This course explores the ways in which British and American fiction have developed between the first and second halves of the twentieth century. The passage from modernism to postmodernism has been most obvious in literary discourse and the study of British and American narratives in these two periods will help not only understand this epochal shift in consciousness but will also place these narratives in their social and cultural frame. Authors include Anthony Burgess, John Fowles, Kurt Vonnegut, Norman Mailer, Thomas Pynchon, and others.