ENGL4B: BRITISH LITERATURE
This course is a study of the masters of British Literature from 1798 to present, as well as an exploration of major literary trends during the Romantic, Victorian, Modern, and Contemporary Literary Eras. Note: this course need not be taken in sequence. PREREQUISITE: Eligible for English 1A.
- Demonstrates familiarity with important authors, works, genres, and themes in British Literature.
- Demonstrate an ability to analyze and interpret themes found in British Literature.
- Interpret and identify literary passages from the major trends in British Literature
- Explain the social and historical influences of British Literature from 1798 to present, including the influences of colonialism, post-colonialism, and modernism.
- Examine literary techniques that are employed in the works of British Literature.
- Synthesize and compare texts within a critical framework (e.g. Biographical Criticism, Structuralism, Deconstruction, Post-Structuralism, Feminism, Marxism, etc.)
- Examine structural, linguistic, and representational literary theory techniques that are employed in works of British Literature, from its beginnings through to its more multi-cultural post-colonial and contemporary eras.