PWRI 4550 (4 credits)

From Romance to Realism

This course explores novels produced during the period when widespread social, political, and cultural upheaval in Britain generated the continuum, from Romance to Realism, which even today provides the lens through which readers view most genres of fiction. The French Revolution, war with France, the expansion of empire, naval dominance, massive political reforms, and ongoing debates about women created a range of tensions, gaps, and overlaps between these two categories that creative writers still live with today. The course emphasizes both the literature itself and the cultural forces from which the literature developed, with an eye toward helping student writers understand the audience expectations that remain in force today.

Section(s): This course is not currently offered. Please see our annual schedule for future offerings.

Tuition Rate

Per Credit: $686

Additional Fees
Technology Fee: $4/credit hour for each class taken for credit
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