ENGLISH 451 - Studies in Literature, 1600-1830
Section: 002 British Poetry, 17th through 19th Centuries
Term: WN 2013
Subject: English Language and Literature (ENGLISH)
Department: LSA English Language & Literature
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With permission of instructor.
May be repeated for credit.
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This course is an intensive and ideally upper-level study of British poetry from roughly the seventeenth through the mid-nineteenth centuries, with emphasis on the variety of genres (narrative, dramatic, lyric), kinds (e.g., ode, elegy, ballad, topographical poem), and forms (e.g., sonnet, dramatic monologue, lyrical ballad) developed during this interval. We devote in-depth attention to the work’s a) cultural and literary-historical contexts; informal lecture presentation for this material; b) to its argument/claims/doctrine/themes; c) to its presumptive readers/audience; and d) above all, and as our access to all of the foregoing, to the work’s textuality, or its full complement of verbal, graphic or iconic, and acoustic devices, procedures, figures, and effects considered from the viewpoint of both the early readers of these works and of our own time and place.

Course Requirements:

The chief requirement of this course is twofold: a) weekly posts from two to three pages single space and conforming in a loose but recognizable way to the expectations standard for a short critical essay; b) serious and substantive class participation.

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ENGLISH 451 - Studies in Literature, 1600-1830
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002 (REC)
1Jr or Sr
Th 4:00PM - 7:00PM
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