Introduces students to British and English-language texts from the earliest literary period to the most recent, with emphasis on broad historical patterns of literary and cultural influence. Each course examines the formation and transformation of literary canons, national traditions, and evolving concepts of artistic value and creativity. As a reading-intensive study of literary texts and their specific historical contexts, this course is appropriate for the general student and also provides groundwork crucial for more advanced English classes.
British Literary Traditions
Prerequisite: English 190 or Comparative Literature 190.
Offered each semester.