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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. Though centered on literature from Britain, we will additionally look to writing from imperial and colonial spaces such as India, Jamaica, and Australia. Readings will be short (on average 100 pages per week) but will require serious attention. Authors will include Wordsworth, Keats, Tennyson, Barrett Browning, Dickens, Wilde, T. S. Eliot, and Woolf, among 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.

ENGL312 is a detailed study of selected major texts from the 19th and 20th centuries. Transitions from Romanticism to Victorian age to Modernism. Historical, social, literary contexts. Issues such as rise of democracy; industrial revolution; the "woman question"; revolutions in literary form. Authors might include Wordsworth, Austen, Dickens, Arnold, T.S. Eliot, and Woolf.

Section(s):
0101 - Jason Rudy

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