English 130 - Fall, 2015

British Romantic Literature

Class Information

Instructor: Simpson, David
CRN: 73360
Time: MWF 10:00-10:50
Location: 106 Olson


    A survey of British Romantic literature, 1780-1830. We will spend much of our time reading the poetry of the period (Blake, Wordsworth, Clare, Coleridge, Keats, Shelley etc), but we will also be discussing novels by Jane Austen and Ann Radcliffe. Issues to be explored include (but are not limited to) images of childhood and ideas of innocence, responses to Milton, representations of the natural world, and responses to political change and global conflict.

    A course reader will be available at the copy shop; the two novels will be at the bookstore.

    This will be a computer-free classroom.


    Midterm (15%) and final (25%) exam; midterm (15%) and final (30%) papers; quizzes during class time (15%)


    Northanger Abbey, Jane Austen
    A Sicilian Romance, Ann Radcliffe