Painting of Emily Bronte

In this class, we will read a variety of works written between the middle of the 17th to the middle of the 20th centuries. Authors we will read include Swift, Wordsworth, Keats, Austen, E. Bronte, Tennyson, Browning (Elizabeth and Robert), Yeats, Eliot, Woolf, and others. Emphasis on the historical context for these writers and works, and on close analysis. Two papers, a midterm, and a final exam.