Emphasis on a particular theme or subgenre in, literature to be chosen by the professor. Recent, topics have included heroines in British fiction,, literature and the environment, love and the, novel, history of the lyric poem, and literature, of immigration. May be taken twice for credit, with change of topic.
Introduction to ways of reading and writing about, literature; historical development of English, literature. Middle Ages to end of 17th century., Enrollment preference given to English majors and, minors.
Survey of major periods and issues in American, literature, from the Puritan theocracy and early, Republican period through American Romanticism and, Modernism. Authors may include Edwards, Franklin,, Emerson, Whitman, Dickinson, Twain, Cather,, Williams, Faulkner, Wright, Ellison.
An introduction to British literature written, between 1660 and 1800 (i.e., between John Milton, and Jane Austen). Covers the full range of the, period's genres, except for the novel, and, includes many of the period's major authors (John, Bunyan, John Dryden, Aphra Behn, William Congreve,, Jonathan Swift, Alexander Pope, John Gay, Thomas, Gray, Samuel Johnson). Topics include the tension, between Puritanism and Libertinism, the relation, of 18th-century authors to their classical, forbears, the contrast between country and city,, and the growth of England's empire.
Study of the literature and culture of the, Victorian period (1837-1901). Juxtaposes, fictional and nonfictional depictions of, urbanization and class conflict; considers how, the information explosion, industrial revolution,, and resulting commodity culture created new, anxieties about the meaning of art; examines, tensions between Darwinian scientific theory and, religious faith; explores the gender politics of, Victorian sensation fiction and children's, fiction; and investigates how imperial expansion, informed the literature of the period. Authors, may include Charles Dickens, the Brontes, Robert, and Elizabeth Browning, Wilkie Collins, Matthew, Arnold, Lewis Carroll, Alfred Lord Tennyson,, Christina Rossetti, George Eliot, Robert Louis, Stevenson, and Oscar Wilde.
Detailed examination of writers introduced in, other courses. Figures have included Austen,, Blake, the Brontes, Ellison, Faulkner, Hemingway,, Joyce, Woolf. May be repeated for credit with a, change of topic; however, registration for, subsequent sections must be done via the, registrar's office.