Group B (Modern British Literature)

Literature Group B: One (1) course from the following:

ENGL 232 Irish Literature
ENGL 255 British Literature II: 1680 to 1890
ENGL 318 British Romanticism
ENGL 321 Rise and Establishment of the English Novel
ENGL 322 The Nineteenth-Century British Novel
ENGL 330 Victorian Period
ENGL 374 Modern British and American Poetry (may be used for Group B or C but not both)
ENGL 375 Studies in British Literature (depending on topic)

ENGL 255 British Literature II: 1680-1890
A chronological study of British literature from the Restoration to the Late Victorian period that focuses on representative works and authors. Readings include selections from such writers as Behn, Swift, Johnson, Wordsworth, Coleridge, Austen, Byron, the Brontes, Shelley, Keats, Tennyson, Arnold, Browning, and George Eliot. Works are explored in the literary, cultural, and historical milieu in which they were produced.
Note: ENGL 251 British Literature I is not a prerequisite to this course.
Prerequisite: Completion of Gen. Ed. Goal 1 or permission of instructor.

ENGL 232 Irish Literature (Gen. Ed. Goal 4)
A consideration of the development of Irish literature from its origins in myth, saga, and lyric through the twentieth century, with emphasis on the period from the Literary Revival in the late nineteenth century to the present. Among the writers covered are Swift, William Carleton, Maria Edgeworth, Thomas Moore, Yeats, Synge, O’Casey, Joyce and Beckett.
Prerequisite: Completion of Gen. Ed. Goal 1 or permission of instructor.

ENGL 318 British Romanticism
A critical and historical study of romanticism in English literature. Concentration is on the major poets: Wordsworth, Coleridge, Byron, Shelley, and Keats.
Prerequisite: ENGL 204 Literary Study or permission of instructor.

ENGL 321 Rise and Establishment of the English Novel
A study of the beginnings, development, and tradition of the novel in England through an examination of contributing prose forms of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries and the major authors of eighteenth century fiction such as Fielding, Smollett, and Austen.
Prerequisite: ENGL 204 Literary Study or permission of instructor.

ENGL 322 The Nineteenth-Century British Novel
A study of the nineteenth-century British novel, including works form a variety of authors through the century, such as the Brontes, Dickens, George Eliot, Gissing, and Hardy.
Prerequisite: ENGL 204 Literary Study or permission of instructor.

ENGL 330 The Victorian Period
A study of British poetry and prose (exclusive of the novel) from the 1830’s to the end of the nineteenth century with emphasis on forces and influences that have helped to shape the present. Historical and social backgrounds of the literature; major philosophical ideas and conflicts; aesthetic developments; relationships with America and continental Europe.
Prerequisite: ENGL 204 Literary Study or permission of instructor.

ENGL 374 Modern British and American Poetry
A study of various modern poets, including Yeats, Eliot, Frost, Robinson, Housman, Hardy, and Hopkins. Attention is given to various theories about the nature and function of modern poetry, particularly where these theories differentiate modern poetry from the poetry of the past.
Prerequisite: ENGL 204 Literary Study or permission of instructor.

ENGL 375 Studies in British Literature
An exploration of a special topic in British literature. Topics change each time the course is offered and may include such subjects as epic poetry, Jacobean drama, the industrial novel, and the representation of the family. Depending on the topic, the course may fulfill the requirement for either Group A or Group B.
Prerequisites: ENGL 204 Literary Study or permission of instructor.

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