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ENGL 426 01 (21420) /LITR412
Modernism, Empire, World Crisis
Joseph Cleary
W 2.30-4.20 WLH 009
Spring 2017 
No regular final examination
Skills WR
Areas Hu
Permission of instructor required
Humanities Area
Writing Skill
YC English: Senior Seminar

Drawing on recent scholarship on modernist studies, postcolonial studies, and literary world-systems, this seminar explores how some leading Anglophone writers produced bold new works that engaged with conceptions of European civilizational crisis, the transfer of political power and cultural capital from Europe to the United States, and a rapidly-changing world order. Readings include Pascale Casanova, Alexis de Tocqueville, Henry James, Ford Maddox Ford, Ezra Pound, James Joyce, D. H. Lawrence, T. S. Eliot, W. B. Yeats, Gertrude Stein, and F. Scott Fitzgerald.