ENGL420 - English Romantic Literature
An in-depth study of the literature and culture of the British Romantic period. This was a time (roughly 1780-1830) of great change, 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, Wollstonecraft, and Austen; and in works ranging from "The Rime of the Ancient Mariner" to Emma to Frankenstein. COURSE REQUIREMENTS: Short papers, a research paper, and a final exam.
Two English courses in literature or permission of the department.