ENGL 121: British Literature, 19th and Early 20th Century

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This course is a survey of the drama, poetry, and prose of the Romantic, Victorian, and Modern periods. This course covers some of the best and best-known works from the Romantic, Victorian, and Modern periods of British literature. You will study not only how and what writers from each period wrote, but why they wrote what they did. Gaining insight into the historical and social contexts of these periods will help you appreciate the works you like least—and will help you articulate better the qualities of the works you love.

Prerequisite: a second-semester college-level composition course or permission of instructor.

Required Texts:

  • Abrams and Greenblatt, The Norton Anthology of English Literature, Vol. 2, 9th edition (2012)
  • Dickens, Hard Times
  • Woolf, To the Lighthouse

Required Software:

  • Students must have Microsoft PowerPoint or other means for creating a presentation.

View a sample course syllabus.

Contact the Friday Center at CCO@unc.edu with any questions or for more information.

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