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College Catalog 2018-2019 
College Catalog 2018-2019 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

LARTS 333 — Romanticism and Private Life

3 credits
Sarah Zimmerman

Prerequisite: LARTS 112 . A modern sense of privacy emerged in the Romantic era largely in response to two historical pressures: first, increased government surveillance and the repression of political dissent in the midst of the wars with Napoleonic France; and second, a nascent celebrity culture with new forms of publicity. In response, Romantic writers asked how to define “fame,” who deserves it, and what its dangers might be. They also cultivated an appreciation for solitude, family, and friendship.