D H Lawrence was a prolific English author of novels, short stories, poems and travel writing. During this course we will be considering two of his novels: The Rainbow (1915) and Women in Love (1920). We will examine the novels individually and in relation to each other as well as look at specific themes such as: Patriarchy, Religion & Spirituality, Female Sexuality, the masculine and feminine sides to conflict, Marriage and the nature of self-fulfillment. We will spend 3-4 weeks on each novel. At each seminar we will study specific passages and course members will be encouraged to prepare topics for discussion in advance. There will also be an opportunity to discuss film interpretations of the novels.