Why were modernists so angry? Eliot, Pound, Woolf, Lawrence, and others. The course will cover the genres of poetry and prose in British modernism and focus particularly on Eliot, Pound, Woolf, and Lawrence. Students will read not just the primary literature but also the manifestos, broadsides, and pronouncements about literature that modernist writers published. Taught together, the novels and manifestos will show both relations and divergences between art and pronouncements about art, and we will explore the ways in which the artists aimed to blast their way into the 20th century and created distance between themselves and their Edwardian and Victorian predecessors.