Sublimity, Visions, and the Self in British Literature, 1789-1830|
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.
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|Course Format: Discussion||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (ENGL)(ENGL-Literature)
||Past Enrollment Probability: 75% - 89%
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
Austen, SENSE AND SENSIBILITY; Blake, THE MARRIAGE OF HEAVEN AND HELL; Blake, SONGS OF INNOCENCE AND OF EXPERIENCE; Byron, MANFRED; Maria Edgeworth, CASTLE RACKRENT; Walter Scott, WAVERLEY; Mary Shelley, FRANKENSTEIN; selections from Wordsworth, THE PRELUDE and LYRICAL BALLADS; writings by John Clare, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, John Keats, Ann Radcliffe, and others.
|Examinations and Assignments: |
Three papers, reading/reflection exercises, class participation
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
Class of '22: This course fulfills the Literary History II requirement and contributes to the British Lit concentration of the English major
Class of '23 and beyond: This course fulfills the Literary History II and British Lit requirements of the English Major
This course fulfills the Research Option requirement for English senior thesis writers.
|Instructor(s): Weiner,Stephanie Kuduk Times: .M.W... 02:50PM-04:10PM; Location: 116MTV102; |
|Total Enrollment Limit: 24||SR major: 7||JR major: 7|| || |
|Seats Available: 1||GRAD: X||SR non-major: 2||JR non-major: 2||SO: 4||FR: 2|
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