English Literature from the Restoration
This course is the study of movements in English poetry and prose beginning with Romanticism in the late 18th century and ending with the early modern period in the 20th century. Students will look in some detail at individual writers, their works and ideas, and also gain insight into the cultural and historical forces that shaped these literary movements. The three distinct periods examined are the Romantic Period (1780-1830), the Victorian Period (1830-1902), and the Early Modern Period (1902-1960). Students will demonstrate informed literary analysis and proper use of appropriate terminology through oral presentations and written essays.