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ENG 468 Modern British Literature: Collisions & Disjunctions (Dr. Julie Smith): Home
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Access to over 59,100 articles on notable people who shaped British history worldwide, from the 4th century BC to the year 2012. In addition to outlining a person's activities, character, and significance, each article also includes dates and places of key events, information on parents and spouses, and places of residence. One in five articles is accompanied by an image of the person who is the subject of the article.
Since its premiere in 1982, Top Girls has become a seminal play of the modern theatre. Set during a period of British politics dominated by the presence of the newly elected Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, Churchill's play prompts us to question our notions of women's success and solidarity. Its sharp look at the society and politics of the 1980s is combined with a timeless examination of women's choices and restrictions regarding career and family.
A History of Modernist Literature offers a critical overview of modernism in England between the late 1890s and the late 1930s, focusing on the writers, texts, and movements that were especially significant in the development of modernism during these years.
David Rosen offers a radically new account of Modern poetry and revises our understanding of its relation to Romanticism. British poets from Wordsworth to Auden attempted to present themselves simultaneously as persons of power and as moral voices in their communities. The modern lyric derives its characteristic complexities--psychological, ethical, formal--from the extraordinary difficulty of this effort.
The author deals with the shock of World War I as it was registered in the work of Rupert Brooke, Siegfried Sassoon, Edmund Blunden, Wilfred Owen, Isaac Rosenberg, Herbert Read, and David Jones. Originally published in 1964.
This Companion offers a chronological sweep of the canon of Arthurian literature - from its earliest beginnings to the contemporary manifestations of Arthur found in film and electronic media. Offers a comprehensive survey from the earliest to the most recent works and examines contemporary additions to the Arthurian canon, including film and computer games.
This collection of original essays provides an introduction to the great work of Sir Thomas Malory. As well as essays on the eight tales which make up the Morte Darthur, there are studies of the political and social context in which Malory wrote; his style and sources; and his treatment of two key concepts in Arthurian literature, chivalry and the representation of women.
The Camelot Project is designed to make available a database of Arthurian texts, images, bibliographies, and basic information. The project, begun in 1995, is sponsored by the University of Rochester and prepared in The Rossell Hope Robbins Library, located in Rush Rhees Library. The Camelot Project has been created by Alan Lupack, Director of the Robbins Library, and Barbara Tepa Lupack.
The British Modernists of the twentieth century found themselves at a confusing crossroads: the death of Queen Victoria in 1901 put a new figure, Edward VII, on the throne; the advent of World War I followed by World War II threatened British sovereignty; and new technologies and defiance of traditional ideas shifted Modern Britain’s sense of itself and its place in the world. Modernist literature often attempts to distance itself from its Victorian past (disjunction) at the same time it confronts (collides with) the new to create change. This class will read across the genres—poetry, drama, prose—of Modernist literature with the aim of exposing the collisions and disjunctions with the past that challenged twentieth-century culture and British ideals.