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ENGL534. Studies in British Literature

This course offers an in-depth study of a specific period, author, and/or genre of British literature. The particular focus of the course will change from year to year. Common topics may be Romantic literature and Victorian fiction. Other potential topics could be non-Shakespearean Renaissance drams, Restoration drama, the eighteenth-century novel, the works of John Milton, and Victorian poetry. Students will produce a research paper/project commensurate with the program’s standards for graduate level classes. Credit 3 hours. Offered every fall semester. May be repeated for up to nine hours if topic changes. Students will critique writings representative of the semester’s topic. Students will contrast the writing styles of various authors and within various works Students will contrast various genres covered in the semester’s topic