ENGL 201 Disruptions: The Story of English Literature After 1700




Our sense of the modern world has been shaped by radical changes in how people tell stories that arose between the late-seventeenth and early-twentieth centuries, including (but not limited to) the invention of the modern novel, revolutions in poetic language, and the rise of cinema. In this course, students will consider how these and other genres responded and contributed to historical disruptions both massive and intimate: global wars, colonial resistance movements, scientific advancements, and new ways of experiencing sexuality, citizenship, and selfhood. Explorations of course readings will be animated through visual art, music, film, manuscripts, and digital archives.


6 credits of 100-level ENGL

Course Notes

ENGL 201 is an approved Culture and Creative Expression course for Cap Core requirements.

For the focus of the course each term, see the "Courses" page on the English Department website.

Course Outlines

Please note: Course outlines of record posted may vary from the section syllabus distributed by each instructor (e.g. textbooks, assignments, timing of midterms).


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