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The 1790s: Poetry, Painting, and the Novel After the French Revolution
ENGL 226
Fall 2012
Section: 01  

The course is an introduction to British literature and art of the 1790s. Our narrow time frame will allow us to build a rich understanding of conversations carried out among artists and between artists and their historical moment. We will address several main themes: (1) responses to the French Revolution and the Napoleonic Wars; (2) individualism and interiority; (3) the sublime, the beautiful, and the picturesque; (4) the sketch, immediacy, and craft; (5) the relation among nature, human experience, and imagination; and (6) political economy and emerging ideas about society. Our central course materials are paintings and literary texts. In relation to these works, we will also examine political and philosophical writings from the period.
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: HA ENGL
Course Format: Lecture / DiscussionGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (ENGL)(ENGL-Brit Lit)
Past Enrollment Probability: 90% or above

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