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The British Novel in the Romantic Period
ENGL 256
Spring 2010
Section: 01  

From William Godwin to Jane Austen, the British Romantic period saw a huge expansion in the scope and ambition of the novel, which finally established itself as the most popular form of literary entertainment. The French Revolution sparked a vigorous debate about the rights of men and women, while the tumult and violence that followed it spurred experimentation with a new kind of "terror" fiction. In this class we will examine how the dramatic social changes of the period, which included the Industrial Revolution and the first total war, left their mark on novels that return repeatedly to themes of transgression, violence, and the precariousness of social order.

Essential Capabilities: Speaking, Writing
Students will be required to participate in intensive class discussions and to make group presentations. The class will also be writing intensive. Students will write three (4-5 page) essays and 6 short response papers of 300-500 words.
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: HA ENGL
Course Format: DiscussionGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: None
Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available

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