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ENGL420 - English Romantic Literature
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An in depth study of the literature and culture of the British Romantic period. This was a time (roughly 1780-1830) of great change, of political revolution, empire-building, changing economic and sexual relations, and philosophical innovation. Arguably, many of our contemporary notions about literature and what an author is were created during this period. We will consider the influence of these changes in such authors as Blake, Wordsworth, Coleridge, Shelley, Keats, Byron, Godwin, Wollstonecaft, and Austen; and in works ranging from "The Rime of the Ancient Mariner" to Emma to Frankenstein. COURSE REQUIREMENTS: Short papers, mid-term and a final exam.
Two English courses or permission of department.