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Wordsworth and Blake
ENGL 335
Spring 2021
Section: 01  

This course examines the long, parallel careers of the two greatest poets of their generation writing in English: William Wordsworth and William Blake. Although they exerted little or no influence upon one another, their writing developed along strikingly similar paths as it responded to--and shaped--the rapidly changing, often disorienting literary, political, and cultural world of late 18th- and early 19th-century Britain. We will examine the artists and events that inspired them, from John Milton to Robert Burns to the French Revolution. We will bring into conversation their songs, autobiographical poems, aesthetic manifestos, and prophetic and visionary works. Throughout, we will pay attention to how they approached traditional and experimental literary forms, engaged with visual arts and with music, and developed a theory and practice of literary and everyday language.
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: HA ENGL
Course Format: DiscussionGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (ENGL)(ENGL-Literature)
Past Enrollment Probability: 75% - 89%

Last Updated on DEC-11-2023
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