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ENGL 9025 - Romantic Women Writers


3 cr.
Romantic-era literature is known for its invocations of the power of the imagination through lyric poetry that illustrates the contemplations of a mind nurtured by the power of nature. While these ideas hold true to well-known male poets of the period (Wordsworth, Coleridge, Shelley, et al), they seem less precise in describing writings by female authors of the Romantic era. This course will examine works by female poets, novelists, and critics from 1789-1834 to uncover how women’s writing can adapt, challenge, or controvert well-established ideas about the Romantic era. Our readings will include works from writers such as Helen Maria Williams, Hannah More, Mary Wollstonecraft, Charlotte Smith, Joanna Baillie, Mary Robinson, Anna Barbauld, Dorothy Wordsworth, Felicia Hemans, Letitia Elizabeth Landon, and Mary Shelley.



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