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Number:EH333
Name:Classics of Modern British Literature
Description:This course surveys some of the major works of poetry, drama, and prose written during the Romantic, Victorian, and Modern periods of British literature. The course emphasizes the changing concerns and attitudes of British writers as they confronted the social and philosophical problems of their times. Writers typically include Emily Bronte, John Keats, Charles Dickens, Matthew Arnold, Thomas Hardy, and D.H. Lawrence.
Credit(s):3
Offered (DAY schedule):Offered on three-year rotation
Instructor Permission Required:N
Pre-Requisite(s): EH112

Course Objectives

Students will: ?Develop and refine their ability to read literature analytically; ?Recognize the elements of style and structure that contribute to the artistry and effectiveness of poetry, drama, and prose; ?Identify the characteristics of Romantic, Victorian, and modern literature; ?Read selections from the works of major British authors and identify the characteristic style and themes of these writers; ?Identify recurrent themes in British literature, including issues of class, authority, individuality, freedom, industrialization, love, sexuality, war, and faith; ?Participate in class and group discussions, accepting responsibility for learning; ?Write and speak with insight and clarity about the ideas and forms presented in this literature.

Books Previously Used in this Course

Term Year Title ISBN Author Edition Publisher Instructor New Used Rental eBook
S 2017 CURIOUS INCIDENT OF DOG IN NIGHT-TIME 9781400032716 HADDON 3 PENG RAND McQuiston $0 $13 $0
S 2017 EQUUS 9780743287302 SHAFFER 2 S+S McQuiston $0 $10 $0
S 2017 GREAT EXPECTATIONS 9780553213423 DICKENS 81 PENG RAND McQuiston $0 $8 $0
S 2017 NORTON ANTH.ENG...:MAJOR..V.2(4TH PRTG) 9780393919653 GREENBLATT 9TH 13 NORTON McQuiston $0 $52 $0
S 2015 DANCING AT LUGHNASA 9780822213024 FRIEL 91 DRAMA PLAY McQuiston $0 $8 $0
S 2015 GREAT EXPECTATIONS 9780553213423 DICKENS 81 RANDOM McQuiston $0 $4 $0
S 2015 CURIOUS INCIDENT OF DOG IN NIGHT-TIME 9781400032716 HADDON 3 RANDOM McQuiston $16 $0 $0
S 2015 NORTON ANTH.ENGLISH LIT.:MAJOR..V.2 9780393919653 GREENBLATT 9TH 13 NORTON McQuiston $0 $50 $0
F 2001 English Romantic Poetry: Anthology 0-486-29282-7 Appelbaum Dover McQuiston $2 $2
F 2001 Regeneration 0-452-27007-3 Barker Peng USA McQuiston $13 $10
F 2001 Waiting for Godot PGW Beckett PGW McQuiston $11 $8
F 2001 Wuthering Heights 0-553-21258-3 Bronte Random McQuiston $5 $4
F 2001 Lady Chatterley's Lover 0-553-21262-1 Lawrence Random McQuiston $5 $4
F 2001 English Victorian Poetry 0-486-40425-0 Negri Dover McQuiston $2 $2
F 2001 Equus 0-14-026070-6 Shaffer Peng USA McQuiston $9 $7
F 2001 World War One British Poets 0-486-29568-0 Ward Dover McQuiston $2 $1
F 2001 Importance Of Being Earnest 0-486-26478-5 Wilde Dover McQuiston $1 $1