ENGL416 - Literature of the Eighteenth Century, 1700-1750
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Section(s):
0101 - Tita Chico

Prerequisite: Two English courses in literature; or permission of ARHU-English department.

British literary traditions, including the poetry of Pope, the prose of Swift, the correspondence of Montagu, the drama of Gay, and early novels by Defoe, Richardson, and Fielding.

This course focuses on British literature written between 1700 and 1750, a time of nascent urbanization, global exploration, and nationalism.  The readings will be divided into three  literary and historical frameworks: London’s Spectacles; Contact Zones; and City and Country. Authors to be considered include Joseph Addison and Richard Steele, Susanna Centlivre, John Gay, Alexander Pope, Daniel Defoe, Lady Mary Wortley Montagu, Jonathan Swift, Samuel Richardson, and Eliza Haywood. Students will take two exams and write two significant pieces of literary criticism. Daily preparation and participation are also required.