Writing and the Ruins of Empire

ENGL 1561D S01 [CRN: 15584]

An exploration of literary representations of "empire" and "imperialism" from the 18th century to the present. Readings in Gibbon's Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, Volney's Ruins of Empire, and a wide range of 19th- and 20th-century texts. Some consideration of theories of imperialism and of visual representations of cultures of empire. Enrollment limited to 20. Prior coursework in 18th- and 19th-century literature advised. WRIT
Fall 2017
16:00 - 18:30 Tue - from Sep 6, 2017 to Dec 21, 2017