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2012-2013 Academic Catalog 
2012-2013 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

ENG 224-01 - The Tradition of English Lit II (Spring)

4 credits (Spring)
This course will explore the aesthetic progression of representation in British prose and poetry from the Restoration to the end of the nineteenth century, including works by Daniel Defoe, Jonathan Swift, Samuel Johnson, William Blake, Jane Austen, Emily Bront‰, and Oscar Wilde. Through these texts, we will discuss several of the major religious, economic, and moral debates of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries and their relationship to the development of new literary styles and strategies by British authors. We will be particularly concerned with representations of religion, sexuality and gender, race and national identity, consumerism and money, and sentimental love, each of which undergoes substantial transformation across this period. Students will write a short analytical paper and a review of an article in literary criticism, as well as a longer research paper that will build on this earlier work. There will also be a final exam in which students will be able to demonstrate engagement with the aesthetic history outlined in the course.

Prerequisite: ENG 120  or ENG 121  for majors; for non-majors, ENG 120  or ENG 121  or any course in the study of literature in another language department.
Instructor: Shanafelt