Survey of British Literature: Romanticism to the Present (online)

Romanticism to the Present
ENGL 3210
Elizabeth Chang
Course Description

This course is designed to introduce you to some of the major British and Anglophone authors and works from the 19th, 20th and 21st centuries, otherwise known as the Romantic, Victorian, Modern, and Contemporary eras. We will look at some of the major literary, cultural, and historical developments of each time period, and try to balance our time between big-picture considerations of large themes and close readings of individual poems and prose passages. Our focus will be on the rise of women's writing, the development of the novel, and the influence of the British Empire. Texts read will include Sense and Sensibility, the poetry of the Wordsworth siblings, Coleridge, Keats, Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Christina Rossetti, The Story of an African FarmThe Lonely Londoners, Boyhood, and You Can't Get Lost in Cape Town

This course will also be co-taught with an honors course at the University of Western Cape in Cape Town, South Africa. You will have the opportunity to get to know South African students and to collaborate with them on projects and papers. There will be some required synchronous discussion sessions to help this collaboration.