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The 1790s: British Literature and Culture
ENGL 226
Fall 2010
Section: 01   02  

The course is an introduction to British literature written during the 1790s, focusing on reading literary texts in historical context. Our narrow time frame will allow us to build a rich understanding of conversations carried out in literature among writers and between writers and their historical moment. We will address several main themes: (1) literary responses to the French Revolution and the Napoleonic Wars; (2) individualism and interiority; (3) the "rise of the novel"; (4) romanticism (including issues such as the relation between nature and the imagination; formal innovation; the self, emotion, memory, and lyric poetry; and political literature); and (5) political economy, culture, and society. Our central course materials are literary texts--novels, poetry, and aesthetic theory. In relation to these texts, we will also examine paintings and political and philosophical writings from the period.

Essential Capabilities: Writing
This is a writing-intensive course.
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: HA ENGL
Course Format: Lecture / DiscussionGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (ENGL)(ENGL-Literature)
Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available

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