British Literature from 1798 (3) Introduction to literary history and analysis; writers such as Austen, Wordsworth, Keats, Browning, Dickens, The Brontes, Yeats, Joyce, and Woolf.
ENGL 222 British Literature from 1798 (3)
(BA) This course meets the Bachelor of Arts degree requirements.
Focusing on major writers and their cultural contexts, English 222 surveys British literature from 1798 to the present. A remarkable amount of important literature was produced during this period. Students will read major texts like Pride and Prejudice, Hard Times and Jane Eyre; learn about renowned authors such as William Blake, Charles Dickens, and Virginia Woolf; and be introduced to influential literary forms, such as the dramatic monologue, the gothic novel, the and stream-of-consciousness narrative. The tradition of British literature since 1798 evolved over periods of significant upheaval and change. Students will also learn about the shifting historical and ethical orientations that energized this tradition, from rising industrialization and changing class relations to Romanticism, Modernism, and Postmodernism. As an introductory survey of British literature, English 222 welcomes non majors: no previous course in literature is required. By reading and discussing some of the best-known works in British literature, students will sharpen their skills of interpretation while surveying an important literary tradition.
Note : Class size, frequency of offering, and evaluation methods will vary by location and instructor. For these details check the specific course syllabus.