The Romantic period was one of the most exciting in all of British literary history, as two generations of authors wed artistic experimentation with philosophical insight to explore the most pressing challenges and questions of their time.

With selections from William Blake, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, and Lord Byron, among others, fellows will study responses to some of the major conflicts, crises, and concerns of this remarkably tumultuous time, including the French Revolution, the Napoleonic Wars, women’s rights, and class conflict. What hopes and fears, expectations and disappointments surrounded the French Revolution? How did British poets respond to the rise and fall of Napoleon? What were the inalienable rights of men and women? How did poets represent popular uprisings and government reaction? How did they perceive the place of their nation in the world and in history?

Christopher Scalia on Justice Scalia’s life & faith


Christopher Scalia

Christopher J. Scalia is a senior fellow in the Social, Cultural, and Constitutional Studies department at the American Enterprise Institute, where he focuses on literature, culture, and higher education. Prior to his role at AEI, Dr. Scalia was an English professor with a specialty in 18th-century and early 19th-century British literature.

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