Ch 7: British Literature of the 20th Century: Help and Review

About This Chapter

The British Literature of the 20th Century chapter of this Introduction to Humanities Help and Review course is the simplest way to master British literature of the 20th century. This chapter uses simple and fun videos that are about five minutes long, plus lesson quizzes and a chapter exam to ensure students learn the essentials of British literature of the 20th century.

Who's it for?

Anyone who needs help learning or mastering introductory humanities material will benefit from taking this course. There is no faster or easier way to learn humanities. Among those who would benefit are:

  • Students who have fallen behind in understanding writers of the time period or their writing styles
  • Students who struggle with learning disabilities or learning differences, including autism and ADHD
  • Students who prefer multiple ways of learning humanities (visual or auditory)
  • Students who have missed class time and need to catch up
  • Students who need an efficient way to learn about British literature of the 20th century
  • Students who struggle to understand their teachers
  • Students who attend schools without extra humanities learning resources

How it works:

  • Find videos in our course that cover what you need to learn or review.
  • Press play and watch the video lesson.
  • Refer to the video transcripts to reinforce your learning.
  • Test your understanding of each lesson with short quizzes.
  • Verify you're ready by completing the British Literature of the 20th Century chapter exam.

Why it works:

  • Study Efficiently: Skip what you know, review what you don't.
  • Retain What You Learn: Engaging animations and real-life examples make topics easy to grasp.
  • Be Ready on Test Day: Use the British Literature of the 20th Century chapter exam to be prepared.
  • Get Extra Support: Ask our subject-matter experts any 20th century British literature question. They're here to help!
  • Study With Flexibility: Watch videos on any web-ready device.

Students will review:

This chapter helps students review the concepts in a British literature of the 20th century unit of a standard introductory humanities course. Topics covered include:

  • James Joyce's life and style evolution
  • Virginia Woolf's works
  • Samuel Beckett's novels and plays
  • Style and characters of Ulysses

6 Lessons in Chapter 7: British Literature of the 20th Century: Help and Review
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Introduction to James Joyce: Life and Evolution of Style

1. Introduction to James Joyce: Life and Evolution of Style

In this lesson, we'll get familiar with James Joyce's life and works. We'll trace how his biography influences his major novels and how his style changes over time.

Introduction to Virginia Woolf: Life and Works

2. Introduction to Virginia Woolf: Life and Works

This lesson introduces Virginia Woolf's life and works. We'll cover her involvement with the Bloomsbury Group and the evolution of her experimental style across works like Mrs. Dalloway, To the Lighthouse, and the Waves.

Introduction to Samuel Beckett: Life, Plays, and Novels

3. Introduction to Samuel Beckett: Life, Plays, and Novels

This video will introduce the late modernist author and playwright Samuel Beckett. A close friend of James Joyce, Beckett's works typically portray a meaningless, absurd existence. This is epitomized in his most famous work, 'Waiting for Godot.'

Ulysses: Structure, Style, and Characters

4. Ulysses: Structure, Style, and Characters

For James Joyce's masterpiece, we'll look at the differences between protagonists Stephen Dedalus and Leopold Bloom, understand what Homer's Odyssey has to do with the structure, and talk about the novel's ever-shifting style.

Douglas Adams: Biography, Books & Death

5. Douglas Adams: Biography, Books & Death

In this lesson, we will learn about English writer Douglas Adams. We will learn about his life, his books, and his death. After the lesson, we will wrap up with a short quiz.

Nostromo by Joseph Conrad: Summary & Overview

6. Nostromo by Joseph Conrad: Summary & Overview

In his ambitious modernist 1904 novel, 'Nostromo', Joseph Conrad seems to have peered 100 years into the future into our globalizing world. In his novel, it is the moneymakers, not the lawmakers, who truly make the rules.

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