Enlightenment to Modernism: British Literature, 1780-1900|
Spring 2009 not offered
This course is a survey of modern British literature and culture from the Enlightenment to the beginnings of modernism, with primary focus on Romantic and Victorian novels and poetry. In the first part of the course, we will examine the emergence in the late 18th century of two new literary forms with substantial debts to the Enlightenment: the novel and romantic poetry. The rest of the term, we will trace the development and transformation of these genres at the hands of Victorian and FIN-DE-SIÈCLE writers. Throughout, our emphasis will be on the ways in which literary form both responds to and shapes the movements of history.
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|Course Format: Lecture / Discussion||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (ENGL)(ENGL-Literature)
Jane Austen, EMMA; George Eliot, MIDDLEMARCH; Thomas Hardy, TESS OF THE D'URBERVILLES; poems by
William Blake, William Wordsworth, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, John Keats, Percy Shelley, Alfred Tennyson, Matthew Arnold, Robert Browning, Christina Rossetti, Gerard Manley Hopkins, Oscar Wilde, and others; works by David Hume, John Locke, Samuel Johnson, Charles Dickens, and Walter Pater.
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Midterm and final exams; two short (4-5p.) essays.
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