Poets, Radicals, and Reactionaries: Romantic Poetry in Conversation|
This course is an introduction to major poets and themes: nature; memory, imagination, and creativity; the poetic I; form and prosody; responses to the French Revolution; and social and economic change. Focusing on issues of nation, gender, politics, and form, it places poets in conversation with one another and with broader dialogues about poetics, politics, and society taking place during the late 18th and early 19th centuries.
This is a writing-intensive course.
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|Course Format: Lecture / Discussion||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (ENGL)(ENGL-Brit Lit)(ENGL-TLF Conc)
||Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
Blake, Wordsworth, Shelley, Byron, Coleridge, Keats.
|Examination and Assignments: |
Four essays or creative projects (5-6p.); final examination.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
There is almost no overlap between the material covered in this course and that considered in 'The 1790s'--several poems such as "Tintern Abbey" are read in both courses, but in very different contexts.
This course carries a research option for English majors intending to write an honors thesis, and contributes to the British Lit and Theory and Literary Forms concentrations.
|Instructor(s): Weiner,Stephanie Kuduk Times: ..T.R.. 01:10PM-02:30PM; Location: FISK414; |
|Total Enrollment Limit: 25||SR major: 8||JR major: 8|| || |
|Seats Available: 5||GRAD: X||SR non-major: 2||JR non-major: 2||SO: 5||FR: 0|