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- Study the life and writing style of James Joyce.
- Learn about the life and works of Virginia Woolf.
- Discover the plays and novels of Samuel Beckett.
- Examine the characters, style and structure of Ulysses.
- Analyze the characters in Miss Brill and Wide Sargasso Sea.
1. Introduction to James Joyce: Life and Evolution of Style
In this lesson, we'll get familiar with James Joyce's life and works. We'll trace how his biography influences his major novels and how his style changes over time.
2. Introduction to Virginia Woolf: Life and Works
This lesson introduces Virginia Woolf's life and works. We'll cover her involvement with the Bloomsbury Group and the evolution of her experimental style across works like Mrs. Dalloway, To the Lighthouse, and the Waves.
3. Introduction to Samuel Beckett: Life, Plays, and Novels
This video will introduce the late modernist author and playwright Samuel Beckett. A close friend of James Joyce, Beckett's works typically portray a meaningless, absurd existence. This is epitomized in his most famous work, 'Waiting for Godot.'
4. Ulysses: Structure, Style, and Characters
For James Joyce's masterpiece, we'll look at the differences between protagonists Stephen Dedalus and Leopold Bloom, understand what Homer's Odyssey has to do with the structure, and talk about the novel's ever-shifting style.
5. Anthony Browne: Biography, Facts & Books
In this lesson, you will learn about British writer and picture book illustrator, Anthony Browne. We will explore some of his well-known titles and common characteristics of his work.
6. George Eliot's Silly Novels by Lady Novelists: Summary & Analysis
The 19th century author George Eliot denounced frivolous novels written by women in her pivotal essay 'Silly Novels by Lady Novelists.' In this lesson, we will discuss Eliot's message in this important piece of literary criticism.
7. Miss Brill Characterization
Authors use lots of techniques to make a story interesting and make readers think. The short story 'Miss Brill' capitalizes on one of these methods called characterization. Ever hear of it? Read on to brush up on your characterization skills and learn how it's used in the story of 'Miss Brill.'
8. Wide Sargasso Sea by Jean Rhys: Summary, Analysis & Characters
During this lesson, we'll learn about the events that occur in Jean Rhys' novel, 'Wide Sargasso Sea,' analyze the novel as a whole, and discuss the novel's characters.
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