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ENGL 325 - British Poetry Between Revolutions


British poetry from the restoration of the English monarchy in 1660 to around the turn of the nineteenth century, emphasizing changes in modes of poetic form and figuration in the mysterious period between the English civil wars and the French revolution. Themes may include developments in the forms of lyric, the poetry of natural description, hymns and other songs, and poetic modes of ethics. Readings may include poetry by Rochester, Dryden, Swift, Pope, Prior, Watts, Finch, Thomson, Johnson, Young, Gray, Collins, Akenside, Smart, Macpherson, Goldsmith, Cowper, Beattie, Burns, Darwin, and others; criticism and theory, from the period and later, included as needed. Prerequisite(s): one 100-level ENGL course. Offered occasionally. (4 Credits)