Intro to Lit: Literary History (Brit Lit 1800+)

In this course, we will read and view some representative and some
off-beat British works of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.
Major works will include the ORIGINAL version of FRANKENSTEIN written by Mary Shelley when she was eighteen; Brontë’s JANE EYRE, Oscar Wilde’s psychological thriller/fantasy THE PORTRAIT OF DORIAN GRAY, and the sometimes hilarious, sometimes frightening autobiography of Quentin Crisp, THE NAKED CIVIL SERVANT   Students will be asked to write three short papers, engage in collaborative work, write one short ‘review’ of a film based upon a British work, and take a final, cumulative exam on course content; class participation will also be important in determining the grade. Public domain material is also readily available on the web.