EN 605 – 20th Century Literature

Course lecturer :

Dr. Silvia Elias

Course assistant :

Ms. Basma Eid

Course objectives :

a.1 Describe events in the given literary texts a.2 Discuss their significance a.3 Examine different literary forms including drama, fiction and poetry a.4 Recognize different genres a.5 Employ certain literary terms when discussing the literary texts a.6 List the characteristics of 20th century literary movements a. 7 Explain the features that distinguish Modernism and Post-Modernism b.1 Analyze different meanings in the given literary texts b.2 Detect the techniques used by 20th Century writers b.3 Compare novels to highlight Intertextuality b.4 Select quotes that exemplify literary trends b.5 Discover characters’ backgrounds and motives b.6 Illustrate gender issues in different cultures and timeframes c.1 Create paragraphs in English c.2 Compile data in an organized form c.3 Integrate conversations between students in English c.4 Generate open-discussions during lectures d.1 Organize his/her time to meet the assignments\’ deadline d.2 Communicate with others using proper English language d.3 Operate in a team d.4 Support his/her argument with examples

Course description :

The course introduces students to Modernist and Postmodernist movements and their characteristics as well as 20th century texts written by towering figures of the Modern Era.

Course assessment :

Assessment Form Grades% Mid-term exam 20 Quiz 10 Assignment 10 Final written exam 60

Recommended text books :

Osborne, John. Look Back in Anger. York edition, 1982. Print. Woolf, Virginia. Mrs. Dalloway. New York: Harcourt, Brace and Co, 1925. Print. Cunningham, Michael. The Hours. Picador; 1st edition, 2000. Print.

Recommended refrences :

Sutherland, John. The Oxford Companion to Twentieth Century Literature in English, Oxford, OUP, 1996.