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Formalism, Ethics, and Aesthetics: Victorian Poetry and the Modern World
ENGL 262
Spring 2008 not offered

This course has two main objectives: first, to provide an intensive introduction to Victorian poetry; second, to examine the ways in which Victorian poetry responded to, contested, refashioned, and defied theories of the aesthetic - of the relations among art, the social good, truth, beauty, and value - that were themselves undergoing change and debate during the Victorian era (1830s-1900s) - romanticism, utilitarianism, anti-utilitarianism, ethical aesthetics, "objective" poetry, and aestheticism. Through readings in aesthetic theory, examinations of related visual arts, and, most especially, sustained and rigorous close readings of poetry, we will explore the diversity and depth of Victorian poets' engagement with the artistic, social, and political landscape of Britain in the 19th century.

Essential Capabilities: None
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: HA ENGL
Course Format: Lecture / DiscussionGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: None

Last Updated on JAN-27-2023
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