ONLINE CLASS: The Romantic Novel Era of British Literature (2161)

Six Thursday: May 13, 20, 27, June 3, 10, 17 From Noon to 2 p.m.

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$150 (10% off for members)

The Romantic Era of British Literature is best remembered for its poets, but the defining aesthetic and philosophical ideals of the movement were also represented in popular novels. Join this discussion-based, seminar-style class to delve further into the prose sensations of the early 19th century. First, we’ll read Walter Scott’s Waverley (1814), his first published work of prose: though rarely read now, Scott is considered the inventor of the historical novel, and he was incredibly popular in his own time. Next, we’ll read Mary Shelley’s post-apocalyptic dystopian novel The Last Man (1826) published after the death of the second generation of Romantic poets. Finally we’ll turn to Emily Bronte’s Wuthering Heights (1847). While published outside of the Romantic period, this novel blends Romantic and Victorian sensibilities demonstrating the shift in prose aesthetics between the literary periods. Six Thursday: May 13, 20, 27, June 3, 10, 17 From Noon to 2 p.m. EST Online Class

Waverley by Walter Scott (9780198716594)

The Last Man by Mary Shelley (9780199552351)

Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte (9780198834786)

Leigha McReynolds received her PhD in English Literature from The George Washington University. Her dissertation was on science and the supernatural in the 19th Century British novel. Currently, Leigha is a professor in the writing program at The George Washington University where she uses science fiction to engage students across disciplines. In addition to teaching, she runs a writing coaching business to help aspiring writers of all kinds achieve their personal and professional goals.

REFUND POLICY: Please note that we can issue class refunds up until seven (7) days before the first class session.

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Waverley (Oxford World's Classics) Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9780198716594
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Published: Oxford University Press, USA - June 1st, 2015

The Last Man (Oxford World's Classics) Cover Image
$13.95
ISBN: 9780199552351
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Published: Oxford University Press, USA - October 15th, 2008

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By Emily Brontë, John Bugg (Editor)
$6.95
ISBN: 9780198834786
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Published: Oxford University Press, USA - December 1st, 2020