ENGL 514W (1SY) - British Literature III: Revolts, Renewals, Migrations

Brit Lit III: Revolts Renewals

Durham   Liberal Arts :: English
Online Course Delivery Method: Scheduled meeting time, Online (no campus visits), EUNH
Can be taken by students who are remote.
Credits: 4.0
Term: Spring 2021 - Full Term (02/01/2021 - 05/11/2021)
Grade Mode: Letter Grading
Class Size:   30  
CRN: 52108
Encounter the Romantic fantasies of John Keats's nature poetry and Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, the Victorian novels that brought us Jane Eyre, Ebenezer Scrooge and Mr. Hyde, the experiments of Modernists like Virginia Woolf and James Joyce, and Postmodern transformations by a shifting cast of contemporaries. We'll read these works in the context of imperial expansion and contraction, the crises of world wars, and the civil rights and independence struggles of the 20th and 21st centuries.
Section Comments: Topic: British Lit: 1800-Present
You must sign up in the Dept Office before registering through WEBCAT.
Equivalent(s): ENGL 514, ENGL 514H
Attributes: Writing Intensive Course, Humanities(Disc)
Instructors: Robin Hackett

Times & Locations

Start Date End Date Days Time Location
2/1/2021 5/11/2021 TR 2:10pm - 3:30pm ONLINE
Additional Course Details: 

From Romantics to Recycling: A Survey of British Literature

English 514

This course, OFFERED REMOTELY, is an exploration of British literature written over more than 200 years. We will read and discuss poems, plays, essays, and fiction from the periods literary critics have called “Romantic,” “Victorian,” “Modern” and “Postmodern.” We will explore shifts in literary style as well as the historical contexts for these aesthetic movements, including imperial expansion and contraction, the struggle to abolish slavery, the crises of world wars, migration, women’s suffrage, and multiple independence movements of the 20th and 21st centuries.

This course satisfies a Post-1800 literature requirement for English Department majors.