ENGL311 - British Literature from 1600 to 1800

This course will investigate the literary transformations and innovations of seventeenth- and eighteenth-century British literature, with a particular focus on representations of authorship, literary form and history, and the cultural roles of literary production. We will consider authors such as John Donne, Ben Jonson, John Milton, John Dryden, Aphra Behn, Lady Mary Wortley Montagu, Alexander Pope, Jane Collier, Mary Leapor, Jonathan Swift, Eliza Haywood, Samuel Johnson, and Jane Austen, among others. Course grade will be based on class participation, 2-3 papers, oral presentation, mid-term and final exam. Daily preparation and participation are also required.


Two lower-level English courses, at least one in literature; or permission of ARHU-English department.