The British Novel in the Romantic Period|
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.
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.
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|Course Format: Discussion||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (ENGL)(ENGL-Brit Lit)(ENGL-TLF Conc)
||Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
Jane Austen, PERSUASION
William Godwin, CALEB WILLIAMS
Mary Shelley, FRANKENSTEIN
Walter Scott, WAVERLEY
Mary Wollstonecraft, MARIA, OR, THE WRONGS OF WOMEN
|Examination and Assignments: |
3 four- to five-page papers, 6 short response papers
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
This course contributes to the English major Theory and Literary Forms concentration.
|Instructor(s): Drury,Joseph Times: ..T.R.. 02:40PM-04:00PM; Location: TBA|
|Total Enrollment Limit: 19||SR major: 5||JR major: 5|| || |
|Seats Available: -1||GRAD: 0||SR non-major: 3||JR non-major: 2||SO: 2||FR: 2|