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This chapter helps students review the concepts in a literary Modernism unit of a standard introductory humanities course. Topics covered include:
- Plot, characters and style of Virginia Woolf's 'Mrs. Dalloway'
- D.H. Lawrence's controversial style
- Novels by Joseph Conrad
- Works by Pound, Mansfield and Stein
1. Mrs. Dalloway: Analysis of Characters and Style
This lesson outlines the characters, major plot points and style of Virginia Woolf's 1925 novel 'Mrs. Dalloway.' We'll discuss how free indirect discourse informs both the style and substance of the novel, and how memory and interpretation are valued more highly than relaying concrete events.
2. Introduction to D.H. Lawrence: His Works and Controversy
In this video, we'll introduce D.H. Lawrence's life and works. We'll dig a little deeper into his controversial portrayals of sexuality and explore the social politics at play in his life and in his fiction.
3. Introduction to Joseph Conrad: Novels and Colonialism
Sailor, groundbreaking writer, incurable racist - these are just some of the terms that have been used to describe novelist Joseph Conrad. Watch our lesson for an introduction to this man's life and an overview of his major works!
4. Even More Modernists: Pound, Stein, and Mansfield
In this lesson, explore a few major figures in modernist literature who helped define the 20th century, including Ezra Pound, Gertrude Stein, and Katherine Mansfield. Test your understanding of these figures with a brief quiz.
5. On His Blindness: Summary, Theme & Analysis
In this lesson, you will learn what John Milton's poem 'On His Blindness' is about, its major theme, and how to analyze its features in terms of structure and figurative language.
6. T.S. Eliot's The Burial of The Dead: Analysis & Explanation
This lesson covers 'The Burial of the Dead,' the first section of T.S. Eliot's poem 'The Waste Land.' Read a summary to learn how to analyze this important selection from the modernist poet. Then take a quiz to measure your comprehension.
7. Author Graham Greene: Biography, Books & Short Stories
British author Graham Greene had a chaotic life. His literary works were both serious or entertaining - let's dive in to see how Greene's life influenced his work, and the other way around.
8. Babylon Revisited: Summary, Characters & Analysis
Whether you've read this short story before or you're here for a revisit, this lesson can help you understand the real story behind 'Babylon Revisited.' Get a synopsis and analysis of characters in this Fitzgerald favorite.
9. James Joyce's Dubliners: Summary & Analysis
In this lesson we'll take a look at James Joyce's collection of short stories, Dubliners. We'll go over the central themes, images, and importance of the text.
10. Jean Rhys: Biography, Novels & Short Stories
In this lesson, we'll explore the life and work of Jean Rhys. In addition to looking at both her novels and short stories, we'll consider the artistic and historical context in which she wrote.
11. Samuel Beckett's Murphy: Summary & Overview
Samuel Beckett's tragicomic novel, ~'Murphy~' details the life of a dissatisfied man living in London who wants to fulfill his life by doing as little as possible.
12. Sons And Lovers by D.H. Lawrence: Summary, Analysis & Themes
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