British Romanticism: Email Discussion Questions
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Assignment #1, Due 19 September: What one or two ideas
about government given in the readings for 19 Sept. impressed
you as interesting or valuable, and why?
Assignment #2, Due 26 September: List three of the ways,
according to Mary Wollstonecraft, that women differ from men,
telling us her explanation as to why they differ. Do you agree
Assignment #3, Due 3 October: Describe the effects that
sentimental descriptions of the plight of slaves have on readers:
how do they affect you? does this kind of art promote action
or inaction? Why?
Assignment #4, Due 17 October: What is Charlotte Smith's
relation to those people who have emigrated from France, losing
everything, or indeed what is her relation to any people who
are dispossessed or downtrodden?
Assignment #5, Due 24 October: ASSIGNMENT CANCELLED
Assignment #6, Due 31 October: List two or three of
the claims that Joanna Baillie makes about what good art looks
like or how it works. Do you agree?
Assignment #7, Due 7 November: According to Wordsworth's
The Prelude, how does imagination work? How are
imaginative writers connected to political events? Do you agree
Assignment #8, Due 12 November: Pick out one or two
of the poems you read for today's class: what do you like about
it? dislike? find interesting?
Assignment #9, Due 21 November: ASSIGNMENT CANCELLED
Assignment #10, Due 5 December: In Mansfield Park,
does Fanny have a home? Why or why not?