Course Number

World Literature 239

Syllabus Date

Fall 2000

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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 overview of European literature of the 17th, 18th, and early 19th centuries. Besides gaining familiarity with some of the authors of this period, students should learn to put the texts we read into their social and historical contexts and gain a basic familiarity with approaches to literary texts."


Classicism, Romanticism, European literature, literature



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