Course Number

World Literature 239

Syllabus Date

Fall 1993

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Course description

This course was taught by Robert Tobin at Whitman College. Professor Tobin worked at Whitman for 18 years as associate dean of the faculty and chair of the humanities, and was named Cushing Eells Professor of the Humanities.

"Masterpieces of Classicism and Romanticism is designed to give students a broad introduction to the European literature of the 17th, 18th, and early 19th centuries. In addition to gaining a familiarity with a few of the great writers of those periods, students should develop and hone their skills of critical analysis. This semester, we will devote special attention to familial structures and gender roles in the literature we read."


Classicism, Romanticism, European literature, literature



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