English 45B

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

Section Semester Instructor Time Location Course Areas
2 Spring 2009 Hutson, Richard
Hutson, Richard
MW 3-4 + Discussion F 3-4 60 Evans

Other Readings and Media

Austen, J: Pride and Prejudice; Emily Bronte, Wuthering Heights; Douglass, F: The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass; Franklin, B: The Autobiography and Other Writings; Irving W: The Sketch-Book; Pope, A: Selected Poetry and Prose; Rowlandson, M: The Sovereignty and Goodness of God; Swift, J: Gulliver’s Travels; Walpole, H: The Castle of Otranto; Wordsworth, W: The Five-Book Prelude.


This is a course in a few major works of English and American literature from the end of the 17th-century through the first half of the 19th-century. We will work our way from Puritanism through the Enlightenment and into Romanticism. There are major intellectual and literary transformations taking place in the course of this century and a half, and we will follow a few of them.

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