Great Works: Rationalists and Romantics

Course Description

Reading the great works of the past helps us gain wisdom for the present. In this course, Dr. Heidi Nichols will introduce you to select works of literature, music, and art from the Enlightenment era. By studying seminal works by such figures as Austen, Bach, Beethoven, Edwards, Franklin, Goethe, Shelley, and Voltaire, you will obtain a better grasp of the individuals, ideas, and books that have shaped the modern world.

About the Instructor

Dr. Heidi L. Nichols is resident adjunct professor of great works. She earned her M.A. in English from Villanova University and her Ph.D. in literature from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. She published her dissertation as The Fashioning of Middle-Class America: Sartain's Union Magazine of Literature and Art and Antebellum America. She also wrote a study of female poet and Puritan Anne Bradstreet in the Guided Tour series by P&R.