English 45B

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

Section Semester Instructor Time Location Course Areas
2 Fall 2009 Puckett, Kent
Puckett, Kent
MW 2-3 + Discussion F 2-3 101 Morgan

Other Readings and Media

The Norton Anthology of English Literature, Vol. 2 (8th edition); Austen, J.: Emma; Equiano, O., The Interesting Narrative; Franklin, B.: Autobiography; Melville, H.: Billy Budd and Other Tales; Shelley, M., Frankenstein; Sterne, L.: A Sentimental Journey


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.

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