Love, horror, romance and the Romantics…
ENG 272: Introduction to Literature: Culture and Literature – Romance and the Regency Era
What is the difference between romance and the Romantics? Our class will be a snapshot of the Regency Era (1811-1820), which is famous for stories of romance (such as Jane Austenʻs novels) as well as Romantic literature (such as works from Lord Byron, Mary Shelley, and John Keats). We will explore how love (romance) in this era intersects with the heightened emotions of anxiety, awe, and even horror (the Romantics). How can Mr. Darcy and Dr. Frankenstein exist in the same decade? Take this course to find out!
While this course engages with history, you will also have a chance to get creative. One option for the final assignment will be a creative project that dialogues with the Regency era.
Fulfills the general education requirement: WI
About the Instructor
Dr. Jade Higa was born and raised in Kaneohe, Hawaiʻi. She received her BA in English from UH Mānoa and her MA and PhD from Duquesne University in Pittsburgh. Her academic passions include eighteenth-century literature and queer studies. Her other passions include knitting, dogs, and coffee.
For inquiries about the course, email Dr. Jade Higa at email@example.com.