Jeffrey Cox works on the literature and culture of the romantic period. His early work helped spark a revival of interest in the drama of the romantic period. More recently, he has been part of a reconceptualization of so-called second generation romanticism, placing Keats, Shelley, and Byron more fully within their cultural context--and particularly within the intellectual circle around Leigh Hunt--and demonstrating the impact of the culture of the Napoleonic War years on these writers. He has just finished a book on the late poetry of Wordsworth, showing how the poet responds to his younger contemporaries. He is currently working on women writers and their response to Byron.
romanticism, cultural studies, British literature, French literature, German literature, drama, theater, eighteenth century, nineteenth century, Wordsworth, Byron, Shelley, Keats,
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Introduction to Shakespeare. Introduces students to 6-10 of Shakespeare's major plays. Comedies, histories, and tragedies will be studied. Some non-dramatic poetry may be included. Viewing of Shakespeare in performance is often required.
ENGL 4368 - Modern Drama
Explores continental, British, and American drama since Ibsen.
ENGL 5059 - British Literature and Culture After 1800
Introduces graduate level study of Romantic, Victorian, Modern and Postmodern writing. Emphasizes a wide range of genres, forms, historical background and secondary criticism. Cultivates research skills necessary for advanced graduate study. Topics will vary. May be repeated up to 6 total credit hours.