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ENGL 8819 British Romanticism and Imperial Culture (Spring: 3 )

Course Description

Topics include antislavery poetry, early slave narratives, anti- and pro-slavery polemics; literary Orientalism and other forms of exoticism; anti-imperialist poetry and polemics; Ireland and Scotland as sites for colonial appropriation (including literary appropriation) and emergent nationalist cultures. Attention will be given to literary constructions of the Americas in this era and to the beginnings of Creole literary traditions. Texts may include poems by Chatterton, Rushton, More, Yearsley, Blake, Barbauld, Williams, Wordsworth, Coleridge, Shelley, and Byron; novels by Austen (Mansfield Park), Morgan (Wild Irish Girl), Scott ( Waverley ), Edgeworth (Castle Rackrent); and slave narratives by Equiano and Prince.

Instructor(s): Alan Richardson

Prerequisites: None

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Last Updated: 24-Jun-17