English 119

Augustan Age: Literature of the Restoration and the Early 18th Century

Section Semester Instructor Time Location Course Areas
1 Spring 2012 Picciotto, Joanna M
Picciotto, Joanna
TTh 3:30-5 219 Dwinelle

Book List

Behn, Aphra: Oroonoko, The Rover, and Other Works; Bunyan, John: Grace Abounding; Defoe, Daniel: Robinson Crusoe; McMillin, Scott (editor): Restoration and Eighteenth-Century Comedy; Pope, Alexander: Poetry and Prose of Alexander Pope; Swift, Jonathan: The Writings of Jonathan Swift


We will explore the relationship between literature and everyday life in the late seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries. Areas of emphasis include popular periodical literature (England's  first advice column, its first "women's magazine," and the first periodical to be published daily), the early novel, and the writings of Alexander Pope and Jonathan Swift. In addition to the texts listed below, there will be a course reader.

Course requirements: two short analyses (1-2 pages), one substantial paper (7-9 pages), and a final exam.

This course satisfies the pre-1800 requirement for the English major.



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