Literature of World War I (LIT2345.01)

Brooke Allen

The First World War, 1914-18, was a cataclysm that left ten million dead and created the modern world. It was also a period of tremendous artistic innovation and activity. In this class we will read the work of writers who fought the war, on both sides: soldier-poets like Siegfried Sassoon, Rupert Brooke, Wilfred Owen, and Edmund Blunden; novelists like Henri Barbusse, Ernest Hemingway, and Erich Maria Remarque; memoirists like Robert Graves; satirists like Jaroslav Hasek. We will also read the work of “home front” authors like Thomas Hardy and D.H. Lawrence, and we will see several movies, including Grand Illusion and Lawrence of Arabia.

Prerequisites: None.
Credits: 4
T 4:10pm - 6:00pm; F 4:10pm - 6:00pm
Maximum Enrollment: 20
Course Frequency:
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