The Romantic Imagination

0500N [CRN: 24335]

The idea of the imagination's creative power acquired great literary, philosophical, and political significance over the course of the eighteenth century. This course begins with extracts from Milton and from eighteenth-century theories of the "sublime," studies Romantic-era poetry and prose (1789-1824), and closes with a look at later writers such as Matthew Arnold and George Eliot. Enrollment limited to 30.
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