Tradition and innovation in a representative sampling of novels and shorter fiction by the great English and European modernists – Conrad, Woolf, Joyce, Kafka, and others. Recurring topics will include the role of the artist in the modern period, the representation of sexual and psychological experience, shifting atttudes toward gender roles and social class, and the aggressively experimental
character of so many modern texts. Early classes will link our writers with the great impressionist
and modernist painters.