ENGH 331: Age of Sensibility: 1745-1800

ENGH 331-001: Age of Sensibility: 1745-1800
(Spring 2023)

03:00 PM to 04:15 PM TR

Music Theater Building 1002

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Section Information for Spring 2023

The later eighteenth century was an era of momentous cultural and political energy and innovation that led to several things that continue to influence modern culture: the rise of a conscientious (“woke”) culture of sensibility, the consolidation of modern domestic ideology, and the revolutions in the British American colonies, in Haiti, and in France. In this course, we will examine a number of the notable British literary works of the era, from Samuel Johnson’s Rambler essays (1750-52) to the emergent gothic novel exemplified by Matthew Lewis’s The Monk (1796) and Ann Radcliffe’s The Italian (1797), and seek to understand the cultural developments of the age through these works. The course fulfills the pre-1800 requirement for English majors.


Course Information from the University Catalog

Credits: 3

English literature of later 18th century, time of American and French Revolutions, including new developments in novel, drama, biography, and poetry. Includes Johnson, Boswell, Blake, Goldsmith, Sterne, Gray, Cowper, Burney, Godwin, and Wollstonecraft. Limited to three attempts.
Recommended Prerequisite: Satisfaction of University requirements in 100-level English and in Mason Core literature.
Schedule Type: Lecture
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.

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