English 45B

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

Section Semester Instructor Time Location Course Areas
1 Spring 2012 Puckett, Kent
MW 10-11, + discussion sections F 10-11 101 Barker

Book List

Austen, J.: Persuasion; Defoe, D.: Robinson Crusoe; Equiano, O.: The Interesting Narrative and Other Writings; Franklin, B.: Autobiography; Melville, H.: Billy Budd and Other Tales; Shelley, M.: Frankenstein; Sterne, L.: A Sentimental Journey; Wordsworth, J.: The Penguin Book of Romantic Poetry

Other Readings and Media

A course reader, available at Metro Publishing, 2440 Bancroft Way (510-644-1999).



This course is an introduction to British and American literature from the eighteenth through the mid-nineteenth century. We'll read works from that period (by Pope, Sterne, Franklin, Equiano, Wordsworth, Austen, Shelley, Melville, Dickinson, Whitman, and others) and think about how politics, aesthetics, the everyday, race, gender, and identity all find expression in a number of different literary forms. We'll especially consider the material and symbolic roles played by the idea and practice of revolution in the period.

Discussion Sections

101 Dumont, Alex
F 10-11 209 Dwinelle
102 Ling, Jessica
F 10-11 215 Dwinelle
103 Taylor, Bradford Alden
F 10-11 223 Dwinelle

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