Literature of London (FYS)|
Spring 2021 not offered
This course examines the role of London in the literary imagination of 19th-century Britain. A vibrant multiclass and multiethnic jigsaw puzzle, London was a "world city" at the center of the empire, the seat of crown and parliament, and a place of both danger and opportunity. In addition to being the economic and political center of Great Britain, some authors viewed London as the nation's narrative center as well. Together, we will explore how writers depicted the city, how they envisioned the relationship between urban living and modern life, how they understood London's inhabitants and their plots, and how they placed the city in networks of stories reaching around the world.
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Poems and essays by Charles Lamb, John Keats, Matthew Arnold, William Hazlitt, Henry Mayhew, Alice Meynell, and others; novels and short stories including De Quincey, CONFESSIONS OF AN ENGLISH OPIUM EATER; Dickens, OUR MUTUAL FRIEND; Trollope, PHINEAS FINN; and Conan Doyle, ADVENTURES OF SHERLOCK HOLMES.
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Students will complete writing assignments focused on analyzing texts, generating ideas, and crafting arguments; entries in our online timeline and map; and several essays, some including drafts and revisions.
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