9 January 2006
English 674: Romanticism
Nice that this is my first class of the semester - my first “real” class in grad school, in fact. I feel comfortable here, socially and academically. I know most of the people in the class. This is the time period I want to study. Sara is here, which means I have at least one actual friend in the class. We’ll be focusing on the Regency (1811-1820) and reading several works from that time, which is good, because in all honesty I have to admit that I’m a bit behind in that regard. I’ve read some history of the period, and a moderate amount of criticism, but if I’m going to write about novels of the Romantic era, I think it might be best to read some of them first.