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BA Seminar: The Gender of Modernism

B.A. Seminar

The Gender of Modernism:

Prof. Elisabeth Bronfen

Tuesday 16.15 -18.00



(1.) Introduction


(2.) Virginia Woolf: A Room of One's Own


Writing Couples


(3.) Henry James: Daisy Miller


(4.) Edith Wharton: The Custom of the Country


(5.) Wharton cont.


(6.) Ernest Hemingway: "The Short Happy Life of Francis Macomber"


(7.) F. Scott Fitzgerald: Tender is the Night


(8.) Zelda S. Fitzgerald: Save me the Waltz


The New Woman


(9.) Secretaries: Kitty Foyle (screening)


(10.) Show Girls: Golddiggers of 1935 (screening)


The Quiet British


(11.) Elizabeth Bowen: Death of the Heart


(12.) Rosamund Lehman: Dusty Answer


(13.) Jean Rhys: Goodmorning, Midnight


(14.) Yuletide finish




Given the extensive reading expected of students, written excercises are kept to a minimum. Bear in mind, however, that 1 KP equals 30 hours of your time.


3 KP Students will be asked to do a written protocol of one of the sessions and have one written idea (statement, thesis, observation) per class to speak if called upon. 

6 KP Students will be asked in addition to write a paper on issues raised in the seminar (180 hours of your time).