ENGL 236 - English Literature: Romantic Period to the Present (3,0) 3 Credits
General Education Course: Humanities-English Literature
Prerequisite(s): ENGL 111 - English Composition I .
This course introduces students to some of the major texts and themes in English literature from the late 18th century to the present. Writers ranging from ones such as William Wordsworth, Olaudah Equiano and Mary Shelley to Joseph Conrad, Virginia Woolf and Kazuo Ishiguro will be approached in relation to important historical, political, and social issues raised in their work. Various forms of literature will be studied, from poetry and fiction to political essays and plays. Topics may include, but are not limited to, ones such as the following: the American and French Revolutions, nature and natural law, slavery, gender and sexuality, science vs. religion, class consciousness and Industrialism, and the British Empire and its legacy. The Honors Option is available for this course.
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