Elizabeth Bishop

Adjunct Instructor


Contact

318 Marano Campus Center
315.312.2624
ebishop@oswego.edu

Office hours

Fall 2018
Monday, Wednesday & Friday
8:00 - 9:00
or by appointment

Elizabeth Bishop

Classes taught

SPRING 2019 COURSES

ENG 204/800 MWF 9:10-10:05 336 Sheldon Hall
HON 204/810 MWF 10:20-11:15 336 Sheldon Hall

ENG 204 WRITING ABOUT LITERATURE-This class will traverse the Atlantic from Britain to Africa, the Caribbean and back again to trace representations of slavery throughout the British Romantic Era (1770-1830). The texts we will read—DISCUSS IN CLASS—and write about, will be influenced by a paradigm emerging in Romanticist scholarship termed ‘black romanticism.’ This valence argues that the enslavement of individuals which guaranteed the economic success of the British Isles must also be considered the foundation of all cultural activities. Therefore we will spend much time on understanding the Afro-Caribbean slave experience, British society’s perception and various representations of enslavement.  We will read together the overlapping and often contradictory priorities of concerns of Romantic writers and Abolitionist activists as they advocate for a new world.

HON 204 HONORS WRITING ABOUT LITERATURE -This class will traverse the Atlantic from Britain to Africa, the Caribbean and back again to trace representations of slavery throughout the British Romantic Era (1770-1830). The texts we will read—DISCUSS IN CLASS—and write about, will be influenced by a paradigm emerging in Romanticist scholarship termed ‘black romanticism.’ This valence argues that the enslavement of individuals which guaranteed the economic success of the British Isles must also be considered the foundation of all cultural activities. Therefore we will spend much time on understanding the Afro-Caribbean slave experience, British society’s perception and various representations of enslavement.  We will read together the overlapping and often contradictory priorities of concerns of Romantic writers and Abolitionist activists as they advocate for a new world.