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Ch 8: Literary Modernism: Help and Review

About This Chapter

The Literary Modernism chapter of this Introduction to Humanities Help and Review course is the simplest way to master literary Modernism. 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 literary Modernism.

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 Modernist authors and 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 literary Modernism
  • 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 Literary Modernism 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 Literary Modernism chapter exam to be prepared.
  • Get Extra Support: Ask our subject-matter experts any literary Modernism 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 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

12 Lessons in Chapter 8: Literary Modernism: Help and Review
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
Mrs. Dalloway: Analysis of Characters and Style

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.

Introduction to D.H. Lawrence: His Works and Controversy

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.

Introduction to Joseph Conrad:  Novels and Colonialism

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!

Even More Modernists: Pound, Stein, and Mansfield

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.

On His Blindness: Summary, Theme & Analysis

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.

T.S. Eliot's The Burial of The Dead: Analysis & Explanation

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.

Author Graham Greene: Biography, Books & Short Stories

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.

Babylon Revisited: Summary, Characters & Analysis

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.

James Joyce's Dubliners: Summary & Analysis

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.

Jean Rhys: Biography, Novels & Short Stories

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.

Samuel Beckett's Murphy: Summary & Overview

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.

Sons And Lovers by D.H. Lawrence: Summary, Analysis & Themes

12. Sons And Lovers by D.H. Lawrence: Summary, Analysis & Themes

In this lesson, you will learn about the seminal novel, 'Sons and Lovers,' by D.H. Lawrence. You'll read a short summary and learn about themes prevalent in the novel. Then, you can test your knowledge on this interesting, psychologically-charged read after you're familiar with the content.

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Practice Final Exam
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