E506A – Literature Survey: English

Credit Hours:
3

Course Level:
Graduate

Semesters Offered:
Fall Spring

Description: Synthesis of literary attitudes, modes, genres of an age. Examples of recent courses: Medieval-Renaissance; the formal elements and cultural contexts of works written from the early-sixteenth through the mid-seventeenth centuries; Restoration and 18th -century literature, and the birth of a new genre – the novel; the formal and ideological developments in the British novel over the course of the nineteenth century, from Jane Austen in Regency England to Thomas Hardy in the late Victorian era; 19th -century British women writers; consideration of the shape-shifting, permeable representations of four major concepts and concerns over the course of the 19th-century; 20th Century.