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ENGL 206 P - Enlightenment Lit and Culture

Campus: Urbana-Champaign


Study in Anglophone and global texts from the period 1600 to 1800, with attention to cultural and historical contexts. Course Information: Same as CWL 257. Prerequisite: Completion of the Composition I requirement.

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FA22 - ENGL 206/CWL 257: Hina Nazar Enlightenment Literature and Culture The Enlightenment has been much in the news in recent times. After the 2016 US presidential election, pundits all over the world declared that the Enlightenment was likely dead. Fears about the demise of the Enlightenment were greatly heightened by the attack on the US Capitol on January 6th, 2021, since American constitutional democracy is widely considered to be one of the Enlightenment-s greatest accomplishments. The subsequent inauguration of Joseph R. Biden as the US President was interpreted by many as signifying that the Enlightenment is not dead, after all! This course offers you a broad-based introduction to -the Enlightenment- which surfaces so regularly in our public discourse. While many of you will likely be familiar with key texts and figures of the American Enlightenment, our focus this semester is the European, and more particularly, the British Enlightenment, which preceded the founding

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Number of Required Visit(s): 0

Course Level: Undergraduate

Credit: 3

Term(s): Fall


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