Wavians Among the Ruins (LIT4328.01)

Jonathan Pitcher

Evelyn Waugh is often described as a Bright Young Thing, a master of farce, the 20th century’s ironist, a modernist, an anti-modernist, a Catholic apologist, or the victim of a particularly elegiac, unforgiving case of enantiodromia. We will read his major novels, though with an eye on their critical reception, both then and now, since part of the course will be devoted to addressing the work of Evelyn Waugh Studies, a scholarly journal indexed by the MLA, “housed” at Bennington, with an annual essay contest for undergraduate submissions.

Corequisite: Students are required to be in attendance at all Literature evenings and Poetry at Bennington events (typically on alternating Wednesday evenings at 7:00pm).

Prerequisites: Permission of the instructor.
Credits: 4
M 4:10pm - 6:00pm; Th 4:10pm - 6:00pm
Maximum Enrollment: 18
Course Frequency:
This course is categorized as All courses, Four Credit, Literature, 4000, Jonathan Pitcher, and tagged .