Fall 2012 not offered
From William Godwin to Jane Austen, the British Romantic period saw a huge expansion in the scope and ambition of the novel that 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.
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