Seminar: Literary Form, Mode, and Theme

L460 — Spring 2022

Judith C. Brown
Days and Times
11:30a - 12:45p TR (3 CR)
Course Description

Topic: Literary Modernism - Bloomsbury Bohemians

They were a revolutionary group of friends in early 20th-century London who, together, tried to tear up all the scripts that determined domestic life. They were pacifists, atheists, non-conformists, and challengers of tradition, whether in prose, painting, home furnishings, romantic relationships, or political beliefs. They were known as the Bloomsbury Group and they came to shape British modernism. We'll consider Virginia Woolf, EM Forster, Vanessa Bell, Duncan Grant, Roger Fry, and some of their friends, like Vita Sackville-West, Dora Carrington, T.S. Eliot, and Katherine Mansfield. Course evaluation based on 1 short paper, 1 longer paper, a creative project, an exam, and reading quizzes.