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ENG-218   World War I and Modern Literature3 credits

Prerequisites: FYS-101 or FYS-110

World War I, the most literary war in British history, altered the landscape of British literature. This course will examine the war poets' verse; soldiers' and nurses' autobiographies; Virginia Woolf's modernist novel Mrs. Dalloway; T. S. Eliot's poem "The Waste Land"; and Pat Barker's recent novel Regeneration, the fictional account of the relationship between military psychiatrist William Rivers and shell-shocked poets Siegfried Sassoon and Wilfred Owen.(Introduction to Literary Studies)