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History of English Literature-Feb.2. "The 19th Century"

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Department
English
Course
ENGLISH 1C06
Professor
Peter Walley
Semester
Winter

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February 2 thThe 19 century God and Nature Defiled Disappointment in Revolutionary IdealsIndustrialization and the Consolidation of Empire o Northern Britain largely factory citiesGrowing Religious Doubt o The sense that radical critics that emerge are doubts about GodFascination with Nature as an Alternative to the Social also the Rise of Darwin o Nature as an exploration of the psychic and the inner self o Darwin changes the way people think about nature rewriting nature as a capitalist systemGravitation towards Fantasy Orientalism Medievalism and Gothic and towards Idealism in Art o Escapism in art and literature disconnected with life and realityo Tribute to modern mechanistic lifethe coming of the railway startling to people John KeatsOde to a Nightingale and Ode to Autumn Ode as a form o Celebration of an idea or object o Symbolic and ideal rather than realistic o High seriousness
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