ENGL 3550

ENGL 3550

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"My existence is a scandal," Oscar Wilde once wrote, summing up in an epigram the effect of his carefully cultivated style of perversity and paradox. Through their celebration of "art for art's sake" and all that was considered artificial, unnatural, or obscene, the Decadent writers of the late-nineteenth century sought to free the pleasures of beauty, spirituality, and sexual desire from their more conventional ethical moorings. We will focus on the literature of the period, including works by Charles Baudelaire, Edgar Allan Poe, A. C. Swinburne, and especially Oscar Wilde, and we will also consider related developments in aesthetic philosophy, painting, music, theater, architecture, and design.

When Offered Spring.

Breadth Requirement (HB)
Distribution Category (LA-AS)

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: COML 3550FGSS 3550LGBT 3550

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16586 ENGL 3550   LEC 001

    • MW White Hall 106
    • Jan 21 - May 5, 2020
    • Hanson, E

  • Instruction Mode: Hybrid - Online & In Person