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British Literature Since 1800

Churchill or Fackler or Vaz-Hooper

English 260 will provide you with a solid historical introduction to the poetry and prose texts of a little more than two centuries of British literature, spanning Romanticism, the Victorian era, modernism, and post-1945 literature. We will focus on specific authors such as Mary Wollstonecraft, William Wordsworth, Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Oscar Wilde, T. S. Eliot, and Eavan Boland in order to study how they exemplify or complicate our understanding of literary history.

Students entering before 2012: satisfies the Literature distribution requirement.
Students who major in English should complete 260 by the end of the junior year. Those who cannot meet this deadline must make special arrangements with the Chair.


(Offered Spring 2016.)