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Fall 2018-2019
* ENG 340 (LA)   Graded A-F, P/D/F, Audit

Romanticism and the Age of Revolution

Susan J. Wolfson

Romanticism was a revolution in literary styles and subjects, and its writers lived in an age of revolutions...American, French, and roiling debates about the rights of men, of women, and the atrocity of the slave trade, and amid, within, and across this, the vital power of imagination. Our study will concern literary aesthetics and practices in this revolutionary age.

Sample reading list:
William Blake, Poetry,
William Wordsworth, Poetry,
Mary Wollstonecraft, The Vindications: Rights of Men: Rights of Woman
Thomas DeQuincey, Confessions of an English Opium Eater
S. T. Coleridge, Poetry and Prose,
Dorothy Wordsworth, Poetry and Journals,
See instructor for complete list

Reading/Writing assignments:
Reading of various lengths and intensities; weekly pre-seminar email-posted comments. There will be two essays during the term and one during reading period. Total number of pages students are expected to read per week: This will vary; slow reading and rereading are involved.

Paper in lieu of Final - 25%
Papers - 50%
Class/Precept Participation - 25%

Prerequisites and Restrictions:
Distribution Requirement: British Foundation.

Other information:
Essay assignments, interpretive and analytical, will offer several options, keyed to the syllabus and designed to correlate with students' curiosities and disciplinary interests. Students may write more than the 2 class-term essays; only the 2 best will count into the final grade. Planning and writing essays will be a simulating adventure, not a chore. Weekly posts will shape precept discussions, and may, with consultation, develop into essays too.

Schedule/Classroom assignment:

Class numberSectionTimeDaysRoomEnrollmentStatus
20565 S01 11:00:00 am - 12:20:00 pm T Th        Enrolled:0 Limit:0 Canceled