LIT-ENG II: 1700-1900 (ENG212)
Prerequisite: ENG103W or consent of instructor.
This course will survey a range of texts written in English between 1700 and 1900. We will give particular attention to major genres and movements, including Neoclassicism, the Realist Novel, Romanticism, Autobiography, Transcendentalism, and Slave narrative. Over the course of the term, we will discuss how changing social conditions altered the kinds of literature that were written and read in English and discuss how the rise of nationalist discourse impacted literary production. In tracking these changes, students will refine their written and analytical skills; they will also hone their ability to understand texts in relation to specific historical and social contexts. Spiritual Engagement and the Examined Life Capability course.