Many thanks to Dr. Heather Braun for inviting me to give an introduction to literary modernism in her class on the novel.

Dr. Braun and I are both teaching Hemingway’s The Sun Also Rises, and since I’m teaching the Modernism course, she asked me to come and introduce modernism and say a word of two about the novel.

My standard introduction to modernism spans several class periods, so I had to narrow it to about 20 minutes. I prepared a few slides that I didn’t get to show because of the classroom’s equipment, so Dr. Braun asked if I would post them.