English 45B

Literature in English: Late 17th- Through Mid-19th Centuries

Section Semester Instructor Time Location Course Areas
2 Spring 2012 Duncan, Ian
MW 12-1, + discussion sections F 12-1 2 LeConte

Book List

Austen, Jane: Persuasion; Behn, Aphra: Oroonoko and Other Writings; Defoe, Daniel: Robinson Crusoe; Gates, Henry Louis: Classic Slave Narratives; Melville, Herman: Bartleby and Benito Cereno; Poe, Edgar Allan: The Gold-Bug and Other Tales; Rowlandson, Mary: The Sovereignty and Goodness of God; Swift, Jonathan: Gulliver's Travels

Other Readings and Media

A course reader will include: poems by Alexander Pope, William Collins, Thomas Grey, Robert Burns, William Blake, William Wordsworth, and S.T. Coleridge;  short fiction by Walter Scott and Nathaniel Hawthorne.


Readings in English, Scottish, Irish and North American prose narrative and poetry from 1688 through 1848: a century and a half that sees the formation of a new, multinational British state with the political incorporation of Scotland and then Ireland, the global expansion of an overseas empire, and the revolt of the North American colonies.

Our readings will explore the relations between home and the world in writings preoccupied with journeys outward and back, real and imaginary -- not all of which are undertaken voluntarily.

Discussion Sections

201 Kolb, Margaret
F 12-1 175 Barrows
202 Mangin, Sarah
F 12-1 136 Barrows
203 Stephens, Charisse
F 12-1 174 Barrows

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