English 45B

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

Section Semester Instructor Time Location Course Areas
1 Spring 2006 Puckett, Kent
Puckett, Kent
MW 10-11, plus one hour of discussion section per week (all sections F 10-11) 3 LeConte

Other Readings and Media

The list may include The Norton Anthology of English Literature, Vol. II; Austen, J.: Pride and Prejudice; Franklin, B.: Autobiography; Gates, H.: Classic Slave Narratives; Melville, H.: Bartleby and Benito Cereno; 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, Melville, Browning, Dickinson, Whitman, and others) and think about how politics, 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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