English 10b, "Major British Writers II"

Daniel Albright's lectures in English 10b, “Major British Writers II” take some getting used to. Eventually, you'll find that his high-pitched voice is soothing, his awkward hand gestures are graceful, and his long fingernails are quite useful as pointers. But in the interim, you may be a bit distracted and freaked out.

Give Albright a chance, and you'll soon understand his dense but interesting lectures about Swift, Wordsworth, Keats, Woolf, and Beckett, among others. The course tries to cover a lot of ground; many students give up when assigned a 500-page George Eliot novel in one week. However, what you do choose to read, you'll enjoy.