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English Literature 1900-2000 (UG)

English Literature 1900-2000

Course coordinator: Nilanjana Gupta


Modernism and beyond



1. Mrs Dalloway by Virginia Woolf

2. The ColorPurple by Alice Walker

3. Four short stories from Joyce, Angela Carter, JG Ballard, Roald Dahl,



1. Samuel Beckett, Waiting for Godot



Selections from the poetry of Hopkins, Yeats, Eliot, Frost, Plath, Langston Hughes, Auden, Owen


Selected essays by George Orwell, Marshall McLuhan, Susan Sontag


Recommended reading

AJP Taylor, English History 1914-1945

Paul Fussell, The Great War and Modern Memory

Julian Symons, The Thirties

Angus Calder, The People’s War

Martin Esslin, Theatre of the Absurd

Bernard Bergonzi, Wartime and Aftermath: English Literature and its Background

Donald Davie, Under Briggflatts: A History of Poetry in Great Britain 1960-1988

Alan Sinfield, ed, Society and Literature 1945-1970

Gilbert & Gubar, No Man’s Land: Vol. 2: Sexchanges

—The Norton Anthology of Literature Vol. 2



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