English 100

Junior Seminar: Daniel Defoe

Section Semester Instructor Time Location Course Areas
9 Fall 2007 Starr, George A.
Starr, George
TTh 11-12:30 222 Wheeler

Other Readings and Media

Landa (ed.): Journal of the Plague Year; Starr (ed.): Moll Flanders; Richetti (ed.): Robinson Crusoe; Blewett (ed.): Roxana; Furbank & Owens (ed.): True-Born Englishman & Other Writings (obtainable through ABEbooks). Other texts will be available electronically or photocopied.


Reading and discussion of representative works in various genres, treating Defoe�s career and writings as of interest in themselves, and as offering direct (if slanted) access to all the major cultural issues of his day, political, economic, and religious as well as literary. Writings with less obvious claims on our attention than the prose fiction will figure prominently, although proportions can be adjusted as the course unfolds.

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