English | Literatures in English 1800-1900
E303 | 1886 | Brantlinger


1:00p-2:15p TR (30) 3 cr.

OPEN TO MAJORS ONLY. DECLARED MINORS OBTAIN
AUTHORIZATION FROM BH402.

This version of E303 will focus on revolutions. We will explore,
through the literary works we read, how the dual revolutions of the
18th century--democratization and industrialization--affected
literature and language in Great Britain, the U.S., and beyond. We
will read essays and selections of poetry from one or more
anthologies, and also read two or three longer works, including
Mary Shelley's FRANKENSTEIN, Frederick Douglass's
NARRATIVE OF MY LIFE AS A SLAVE, and H. G. Wells's
TIME MACHINE. We will also examine the global spread of the
English language, in part through the expansion of the British
Empire and of the United States. There will be three or four exams,
covering the separate units of the course, but no midterm or final.
Students will also write two or three short papers, and one longer
one (6 pages), interpreting some of the literary works that we read.
Final grades will be based on the exams (40%), the papers (40%),
and attendance and participation plus notebooks for the class
(20%).