This course considers late eighteenth and nineteenth-century British literature, the Age of Sensibility through Romanticism to Victorianism. One version of the course studies the Gothic novel, the sentimental novel, the revolution in English poetry during the Regency, and the transition to Victorianism in the early years of the reign of George IV. Another version focuses on ideas of Englishness and of empire during the Victorian era. Radcliffe, Edgeworth, Austen, Scott, Wordsworth, Keats, Byron, Peacock, Gaskell, Hardy, Dickens, Collins, and Carlyle are among the writers that the course may study.
Prerequisites: ENGL 222 or ENGL 223 or permission of instructor.