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ENGL 4448 Britain in the Age of Revolution (Fall: 3 )


Course Description

In 1789, the French Revolution sent shockwaves across Britain; the hopes and fears that revolution might come to England next only deepened as the Industrial Revolution increasingly divided the country along class lines. In this course we will explore how British writers responded to this period's volatile political and economic climate in poetry, fiction, and polemics. We will explore writers recognized by the established canon (including Blake, Shelley, and Godwin) as well as underground figures in the radical underclass.


Instructor(s): Eric Pencek

Prerequisites: None

Cross listed with:

Comments: Fulfills the pre-1900 requirement.


Last Updated: 16-May-16