Nineteenth-Century Literature and Material Culture
This course examines literature produced during the period of transition and change in great Britain between the end of the Enlightenment and the beginning of the Victorian Age, studying both the culture of the times and the literature that expresses its dreams and failures. Writers such as Burney, Lamb, Austen, Hazlitt, and DeQuincey will be seen alongside the material culture that provided their imaginative ground, such as fashion, food, exhibitions and games, monthlies and the press. The course makes the culture of this increasingly industrialized era more tangibly available in order to understand its importance for the period's literary art.
Pre Requisites: pre-req: ENGL 200, 201, or 202 and two 300/400-level courses