English | Romantic Literature
L332 | 2077 | Favret

L332 2077 FAVRET
Romantic Literature

9:30a-10:45a TR (30) 3 CR.

This course will cover the literature of the Romantic period in Great
Britain, roughly 1780-1832, considered one of the most influential
eras in modernity. It was an age that defined both revolutionary and
reactionary politics, underwent  global wars as well as the rise of
imperialism, industrialization, and consumerism; and in the process
forged notions of freedom, consciousness, passion and history in
forms we still grapple with today. Throughout, the course will be
organized along the fault-line between inner and outer worlds; we
will watch how and to what effect these worlds are constructed,
threatened and even destroyed in the romantic writing. We will read
poetry, fiction, drama and prose, by writers well known (such as
Wordsworth, Keats, Byron, Austen) and less well known (Barbauld,
Hunt, Hazlitt) and take advantage of the resources of the IU
libraries for research projects.