Fall 2019 - Undergraduate Course Descriptions

Brewer, Kenneth
Discipline and Number
LIT 3319 Section 003
TR Time 1:00 PM - 2:15 PM
Course Title
British Romanticism

Description of Course:

The course focuses on the most revolutionary literary movement in the history of British literature, Romanticism. From conceptions of the ideal personality of the artist (tortured, misunderstood, a dreamer, and in some cases an abuser of illicit substances) to notions about what makes a poem or novel aesthetically valuable to beliefs about the role of art in transforming society, the ideas behind Romanticism remain a vital part of our aesthetic debates. While readings will include the "Big Six" poets of British Romanticism (Wordsworth, Coleridge, Blake, P. Shelley, Keats, and Byron), the course also reflects recent shifts in our definition of Romanticism, particularly the Gothic novel (Lewis, Mary Shelley) and other prose fiction (Austen, Bronte).

Required Texts:

These are subject to change. Please check Coursebook or contact instructor.

Norton Anthology of English Literature: The Romantic Period (10th edition).
Lewis, The Monk
Austen, Pride and Prejudice
Shelley, M. Frankenstein

Course Requirements/Evaluation Criteria:

Major paper, mid-term and final.

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