Elizabeth Bishop

Adjunct Instructor


Contact

318 Marano Campus Center
315.312.2624
ebishop@oswego.edu

Office hours

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

Elizabeth Bishop

Classes taught

Spring 2018 Courses

HON 204/800 MWF 10:20-11:15 314 Park Hall
HON 204/810 MWF 11:30-12:25 314 Park Hall

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.