ENGL420 - English Romantic Literature
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Section(s):
0101 - Orrin Wang

Prerequisite: Two English courses in literature; or permission of ARHU-English department.

British poetry, drama, fiction, and criticism c.1790 to c.1830, a perio of dramatic social change and revolution in literature, philosophy, the arts, industry, and politics. Authors include Austen, Wordsworth, Coleridge, Keats, Byron, Percy, and Mary Shelley.

 
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: Papers and a final exam.
Prerequisites: 

Two English courses in literature; or permission of ARHU-English department.