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Madison Metropolitan School District

Trends in 20th-Century Literature Honors


This is a course for mature students who wish to read the works of significant 20th-Century authors. Students will study character types, themes-war, disillusion, modernism, existentialism, feminism-and literary theories. The course will offer a variety of literary genres: short stories, novels, poetry, and drama. Students may explore authors from the following: Kafka, Camus, Beauvoir, Vonnegut, Angelou, Plath, Kesey, Beckett, Morrison, Naylor, Kennedy, and Penn Warren. The course includes examinations and critical essays.

  • Recommended Grades: 10-12
  • Course Number: ENG3135
  • Credits: 1/2 credit
  • Note: Elective;  Meets Requirement for Global Scholars Program (GSP)