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ENGL 2323 - British Literature 18th Century to the Present: Romanticism

Guide for Professor Watson's ENGL 2323 British Literature Class

Romanticism Defined

Romanticism is defined by the Gale Encyclopedia of Philosophy as: "a generally accepted period, especially in literature and the arts, of Western cultural history, roughly from the late eighteenth to the mid-nineteenth century. They embrace a cluster or syndrome of ideas about the true, the good, the beautiful, philosophical ideas both in the popular and in the technical sense, ideas endlessly debated in the last few centuries."

Source: Brinton, Crane. "Romanticism." Encyclopedia of Philosophy, edited by Donald M. Borchert, 2nd ed., vol. 8, Macmillan Reference USA, 2006, pp. 485-489. Gale eBooks, link.gale.com/apps/doc/CX3446801770/GVRL?u=txshracd2487&sid=GVRL&xid=3420bf49. Accessed 9 Feb. 2021.

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