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

Currently Offered:
2nd Summer Session 2019 (5½ weeks: June 24–July 30)
Fall Semester 2019 (August 20–December 13)

This course is a survey of the drama, poetry, and prose of the Romantic, Victorian, and Modern periods, covering some of the best and best-known works from those 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.

You can find information on how to purchase textbooks and required materials on the Textbooks page of the Friday Center website.

Required Software

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

Course Details

  • Instructor: Elizabeth Gualtieri-Reed, PhD
  • Department: English and Comparative Literature
  • Credit Hours: 3
  • Prerequisite(s): a second-semester college-level composition course or permission of instructor
  • UNC Chapel Hill perspectives/requirements fulfilled:

    The Office of Undergraduate Curricula has links to information about which perspectives this course fulfills under the “Pre-2006 Curriculum” and which requirements it fulfills under the new curriculum (see “2006 Curriculum”).

  • View a sample course syllabus for the online course.

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