Comparative Literature | Romanticism
C333 | 27534 | Alina Sokol


MW 9:30-10:45

Romanticism is an aesthetic movement that flourished in Western
Europe in the first part of the 19th century and influenced European
sensibilities for decades to come. This seminar offers an
introduction to romanticism in literature through a close reading of
selected works from various national traditions. During the course
of the semester, we will review the philosophical origins of
romanticism, examine the aesthetic principles of romantic
literature, and consider the rethinking of romantic ideas in
subsequent historical periods. Readings will be drawn from such
authors as Novalis, Schiller, Goethe, Hoffmann, Chateaubriand, Hugo,
Wordsworth, Keats, Byron, and Pushkin among others.