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ENG 297

Writers of the Lake District and Yorkshire

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ENG 297 Writers of the Lake District and Yorkshire

 

This seminar has two hubs: the Lake District ad the city of York. It focuses on the listed Romantic poets and nineteenth and twentieth century writers, not only by reading some of their most important works, but by visiting the places that inspired them. The course will use walking tours, which will offer an important peripatetic approach to the authors and both historical and geographic contexts. Tours and lectures covering Wordsworth, Coleridge, Bronte(s), Lawrence, and Stoker and the appropriate “period” backgrounds are presented. The works are supplemented by visits to actual places in the literature such as: Windermere Lake (Wordsworth); the seaside that inspired Dracula; the Yorkshire Moors where Catherine and Heathcliff roamed in Wuthering Heights; and the like are all part of the experience of the seminar.

 

  • Prerequisite: ENG 101 and ENG 102
  • Hours: 3
  • Credits: 3

 

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