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Martin Kevorkian, Chair CAL 226, Mailcode B5000, Austin, TX 78712 • 512-471-4991

Fall 2005

E 363K • Classic to Romantic

Unique Days Time Location Instructor
33390 TTh
11:00 AM-12:30 PM
PAR 105

Course Description

Classic and Romantic describe two important artistic styles that competed with one another during the period of political and cultural upheaval at the end of the English eighteenth century. In this course, we will investigate these styles through the eighteenth-century lens of the sister arts: painting, gardening, and poetry. We will look both at how paintings and gardens were described in literature and at how paintings, gardens and poems were designed to express Classic or Romantic ideas. Students can expect to finish the course with an introductory knowledge of late eighteenth-century and early nineteenth-century English visual culture and a more detailed knowledge of the literature of the period.

Grading Policy

Three 2-3-page formal analyses 15% each
A final presentation 15%
A final research paper 30%
Attendance and participation 10%


Jane Austen, Mansfield Park
Hunt, The English Landscape Garden


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