ENGL312 - Romantic to Modern British Literature

This course moves chronologically from roughly 1780 to 1930, and covers selected texts that highlight major social, philosophical, and aesthetic trends during the Romantic, Victorian, and Modern periods. Major authors include Ann Radcliffe, Mary Wollstonecraft, Jane Austen, William Wordsworth, William Blake, Mary Shelley, Wilkie Collins, Charles Dickens, the Pre-Raphaelite poets, Thomas Hardy, William Butler Yeats, Rudyard Kipling, Virginia Woolf, and E. M. Forster. This course is discussion-centered, and both reading- and writing-intensive. Major assignments include two papers, a research project, and a final exam. This class also requires students to attend an outside event related to the course content; details (including approved events, dates, and cost) will be provided at the beginning of the semester.


Two lower-level English courses, at least one in literature; or permission of department.