03:00 PM to 04:15 PM TR
Music Theater Building 1002
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.