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Spring 2016-2017
ENG 550   No Pass/D/Fail

The Romantic Period - Coming of Age in the Age of Romanticism

Susan J. Wolfson

Lively questions of gender, poetic form, genre, narrative logic, literary imagination, socio-historical contexts and reception focus a study of five brilliant projects in Long Romanticism about growing up in the world: Wollstonecraft's Vindication of the Rights of Woman (1792); Wordsworth's epic poetic autobiography, The Prelude (begun in 1798, pub. 1850), Byron's Don Juan, published serially from 1819-1824; Austen's Northanger Abbey (1817, her earliest-drafted, posthumously pub. novel), and some of Browning's autobiographically coded epic poem Aurora Leigh (1856--the decade of The Prelude).

Sample reading list:
Mary Wollstonecraft, A Vindication of the Rights of Woman
William Wordsworth, The Prelude
Lord Byron, Childe Harold's Pilgrimage Canto III
Jane Austen, Northanger Abbey
Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Aurora Leigh

Papers - 75%
Other (See Instructor) - 25%

Other Requirements:
Open to Graduate Students Only.

Other information:
"Other" 25% of "Requirement & Grading" below represents class participation.

Schedule/Classroom assignment:

Class numberSectionTimeDaysRoomEnrollmentStatus
42431 S01 1:30 pm - 4:20 pm T   McCosh Hall   40   Enrolled:10 Limit:15