Graduate Program

350:584 - Decadent to Modern Revisted

Course No:  350:584
Index: 18103
Distribution Requirement:  A4, A5
Monday - 1:10 p.m.
MU 207

Decadent to Modern Revisted

Jonah Siegel

This course will provide a survey of developments in British literary culture from Aestheticism to Imagism. Issues covered will include decadence, degeneration, empire, and the new woman, as well as new aspirations for novel and verse form. Authors will include Pater, Wilde, Kipling, Hardy, James, Conrad, and Schreiner. We will also address ourselves to important manifestoes of the early twentieth century and some continuities between late nineteenth century poetry (The Rhymers club and others) and emergent Modernism.