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2017-2018 Academic Catalogue 
2017-2018 Academic Catalogue [ARCHIVED CATALOGUE]

ENG 274 - Topic: Bluestockings, Revolutionaries, and Cultural Legislators: British Romantic Poetry (1)

During the Romantic Period in Great Britain (1789 - 1832)-sometimes referred to as the Age of Revolution-intellectuals debated the ideals of the American and French political revolutions, the abolition of the British slave trade, the rights of women, the moral and imaginative education of children, and the role of poetry, aesthetics, and imagination in public discourse. This course offers a study of poetry of the Romantic Era in Great Britain (1789 - 1832) with emphasis on poetry’s engagement with the political, social, and aesthetic debates of the day through printed materials of the time. Students will learn about common Romantic-era poetic form and innovations, gain an understanding of social issues of the times, will have the opportunity to do archival research at the University of Iowa’s Rare Books Collection, and will do hands-on letterpress printing. Writing course (W)