ENG 4870: Literature of the Romantic Period

ENG 4870: Literature of the Romantic Period

Fall 2022

Title: Romantic Nature

William Brewer (brewerwd@appstate.edu)


This course will focus on the evolving conceptions of nature and nature’s relationship with humans during the British Romantic period (1789–1832). Students will be asked to reflect on their personal responses to nature in a journal entry and an autobiographical recollection. We will consider sketches and paintings by Romantic artists such as John Martin, John Constable, and J. M. W. Turner and read works by William Blake, Charlotte Smith, William Wordsworth, Dorothy Wordsworth, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Jane Austen, Lord Byron, Percy Bysshe Shelley, Mary Shelley, John Keats, and John Clare. Along with exploring the Romantic ecological imagination, we will also read Mary Shelley’s classic tale of “unnatural” creation: Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus (1818).

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Published: Mar 22, 2022 2:57pm