STEPHEN DILKS, Ph.D.
UMKC Professor of
British and Irish Literature,
author of Samuel Beckett in the Literary Marketplace (NY: Syracuse UP, 2011), Founding Director of the Faculty Center for Excellence in Teaching, UMKC Director of Universal Design for Learning, and soccer player, manager, and coach, will give us a world-wind sweep through 300 years of literary history:
Everything you Ever
Wanted to Know about
(from Robinson Crusoe
to Harry Potter)
The presentation will define and illustrate the development of the British novel from its beginnings to the present. While this is mainly a survey-style sweep through 300 years of literary history, with attention to the Enlightenment, the Age of Romanticism, Victorianism, Modernism, Postmodernism and the Contemporary period, we will look at specific examples that illustrate each period.
Authors will include Daniel Defoe, Henry Fielding, Tobias Smollett, Fanny Burney, Jane Austen, Walter Scott, Charles Dickens, George Eliot, Thomas Hardy, James Joyce, Virginia Woolf, George Orwell, Samuel Beckett, Graham Greene, Doris Lessing, Graham Swift, Jeanette Winterson, and J. K. Rowling.
Come get well-rounded.
Afterward, join us for more conversation at Callahan's or the Green Mill.
Fred Heeren /[masked] / [address removed]