ENGL2012English Literature 1660-19003 ch (3C) (W)

This course picks up the story from ENGL 2011. In these centuries, trade, industrialization, wars, and Britain's rise as an imperial power helped to spark social conflicts centring on class, race, indigeneity, gender, sexuality, politics, and religion. New genres (such as the novel) emerged and others (such as poetry) transformed; the accelerating rise in literacy rates created new audiences for literature and also meant that people from an ever-broader range of social backgrounds were writing. Poetry and prose are the major genres here. This course is required for the English Major and Honours programs, and strongly recommended for Minors. NOTE: Students can obtain credit for only one of ENGL 2012 and ENGL 2902.

Prerequisite: A grade of C or better in ENGL 1000 or equivalent, or permission of the instructor.