The program provides an opportunity to earn three hours of graded credit.
English 249H: Romantic Literature and Contemporary Issues (3 Credits)
Approach: Literary Arts (LA), North Atlantic World (NA)
Flourishing during a time of rapid urban industrialization and a deepening appreciation of the nonhuman environment, British Romanticism profoundly shaped cultural attitudes towards nature as well as the city. In this course we will take advantage of the environments of London and Oxford, both of which were home or well known to several Romantic writers and artists, to explore how landscape – both urban and rural – shapes literary imagination. We will consider Romanticism in its historical context as well as examine the manner in which the Romantic aesthetic has either influenced or been challenged by subsequent writers inhabiting these environments.