ENGL S-139. England After Empire

    Instructor: Duncan E. White, DPhil.
    Lecturer on History and Literature
    Day & Time: Mondays & Wednesdays 8:30–11:30am (EDT)
    Summer 7-week session | CRN 35056
    Limited to 19 students

    This course considers the way England was transformed through the demise of its empire after the Second World War through to the advent of Brexit. From the birth of the welfare state to the rise of Thatcherism, from post-colonial migration to multicultural Britain, from the swinging sixties to punk rock and riots, we track these radical political, social, and cultural changes...

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    English 90lv. Consciousness from Austen to Woolf

    Instructor: James Wood
    Monday, 3:00-5:00pm | Location: TBA
    Enrollment: Limited to 15 students.

    A look at the complex ways in which writers represent their characters' thought in texts by Austen, Flaubert, James, Tolstoy, Chekhov, Giovanni Verga, and Woolf. More broadly, traces the development of stream-of-consciousness, from Austen's incipient mastery of free indirect style, through Flaubert's more sophisticated use of it, to Woolf's full-blown inner monologues, seeing this development as not merely a fact of English and American literature, but as a phenomenon of world literature and an element of our modernity.

    English 264x. Sensation and Moral Action in Thomas Hardy

    Instructor: Elaine Scarry
    Thursday, 12:45-2:45 pm | Location: TBA
    Enrollment: Limited to 15 students

    Approaches Hardy’s novels, stories, and narrative poems through the language of the senses (hearing, vision, touch) and through moral agency (philosophic essays on “luck” and “action”).