ENGL312 - Romantic to Modern British Literature

This course will examine shifting ideas of literature through the Romantic, Victorian, and Modern periods. We will study changes in aesthetic sensibilities and cultural/political contexts from the end of the eighteenth century up through the beginning of the twentieth. Readings will be roughly 100 to 200 pages per week, and will require serious attention. Authors will include Wordsworth, Keats, Tennyson, Barrett Browning, Dickens, Wilde, T. S. Eliot, Woolf, and others. Students will take regular quizzes on the readings, engage in online discussion groups, and write three short (3-page) essays, in addition to taking a final exam. Because this is a condensed, 3-week course, students should expect to spend at least three hours each day on their coursework. 


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