EN 235 Overview
This course familiarizes students with the dynamic nature of British literary and cultural history from the late 17th through the 20th centuries, including conversations and conflicts among writers, sometimes across periods, as they attempted to define themselves by extending or rebelling against other writers, and the shifting, complicated relationship between cultural context and literature. Along the way, the course provides a "cultural literacy" -- recognition of basic names and concepts that are a part of the field. Second, the course focuses on themes that are central to the literature of these periods and that are continually reconsidered, revised and reworked from period to period: questions of race, class, and gender as well as questions of nationality.
- 3.00 Credits