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Charles P Laporte
ENGL 212
Seattle Campus

Literature, 1700-1900

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.

Class description

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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The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Last Update by Charles P Laporte
Date: 11/08/2010