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Sublimity, Visions, and the Self in British Literature, 1789-1830
ENGL 226
Fall 2022 not offered

This course is an introduction to British literature from the 1790s to the 1820s. We will trace three central thematic and formal preoccupations through the poetry, fiction, and philosophical prose of the era: (1) sublimity and the Gothic; (2) the imagination, dreams, and visions; and (3) individualism and interiority.

No experience with philosophy, history, or British literature is expected; the course functions as an introduction to all of them and, in this sense, to the interdisciplinary study of literature. This class is designed to complement ENGL288: "Romantic Poetry in Conversation," so while some of the poems we will read in this class also appear on that syllabus, they do so in very different contexts. Students who have taken that class or other classes with the instructor should feel free to enroll and not worry about duplication or redundancy. This course satisfies the English Department's Literary History II requirement.
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)

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