Charles P Laporte
Introduces eighteenth- and nineteenth-century literature, focusing on representative works that illustrate literary and intellectual developments of the period. Topics include: exploration, empire, colonialism, slavery, revolution, and nation-building. Offered: AWSp.
This "survey"-style course offers an introduction to Enlightenment, Romantic, and Victorian literatures. The course will focus upon the emergence of modern conceptions of the imagination, of human rights, of reason, of religion, and of the self more generally. We will read a combination of poetry, fiction (short stories and novels) and nonfiction prose. Please expect a midterm and a final exam, plus at least one short paper.
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