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CS92PROD
Major English Poets: The Victorian Period
ENGL 262
Spring 2009 not offered

This course is an introduction to major poets and themes in English poetry written between 1830 and 1900. These themes include the romantic legacy; the role of poetry in an urban, democratic society; the changing role of nature and observation in lyric verse; and the wide range of approaches Victorian poets took to formal innovation and experimentation. Focusing on both close reading and historical context, we will place poets in conversation with one another and with the rapidly changing world of Victorian Britain. We will focus on four poets--Alfred Tennyson, Robert Browning, Matthew Arnold, and Gerard Manley Hopkins--with additional readings in both prose and poetry from many others, including working-class poets; women poets such as Christina Rossetti and Elizabeth Barrett Browning; and other writers involved in debates about poetry and aesthetics during these years, including Arthur Hugh Clough, Algernon Swinburne, George Meredith, Walter Pater, and Oscar Wilde.

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 OCT-16-2021
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