ENG 3224 – Romanticism and Liberty

The study of British Romantic writings consideration of liberty and its complicated significance in an evolving modern society. The course will note the culture of liberty inherited from earlier in the eighteenth century, its oppositional relation to cultures of aristocracy, patriarchy and slavery, and how Romantic writers asserted its value in the period of monarchic reaction that followed the French Revolution. Authors may include Equiano, Wollstonecraft, Byron, Percy Shelley, and others. Prerequisite: ENG-2674 or ENG-2474 or ENG-2484 and FYS-1104. IV; V