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MA in Literature
Course Description

ENG 231
18th-Century Poetry and Prose

Eighteenth-century England is often referred to as the Age of Reason, a period of seemingly political stability and formally elegant literature. However, the 18th century was also a period of chaos. In a world seemed turned upside down, daily life was dangerous and unpredictable, and women and the lower classes—both disenfranchised—posed new threats to the social order. We will read canonical and lesser-known works in light of these views of that period.
Offered every other year beginning 2020-21.

Course Credit:

Kirsten Saxton

Offered in alternation with: ENG 232
Open to graduate students only.

Last Updated: 9/21/17