English 45B

Literature in English: Late-17th through Mid-19th Century

Section Semester Instructor Time Location Course Areas
2 Fall 2005 Duncan, Ian
Duncan, Ian
MW 3-4 in 390 Hearst Mining, plus one hour of discussion section per week (all sections F 3-4) 390 Hearst Mining

Other Readings and Media

Sayre, G., ed.: American Captivity Narratives;; Behn, A.: Oroonoko;; Swift, J.: Gulliver's Travels;; Defoe, D.: Robinson Crusoe;; Austen, J.: Persuasion;; Hogg, J.: Private Memoirs and Confessions of a Justified Sinner;; Bronte, E.: Wuthering Heights;; Melville, H.: Benito Cereno; course reader will contain selected poems and short fiction


Readings in English, Scottish, Irish and American literature from 1688 through 1848: a century and a half that sees the formation of a new, multinational British state, with the political incorporation of Scotland and Ireland; the massive expansion of an overseas empire; and the revolt of the American colonies. Our readings will explore the relations between home and the world in writings preoccupied with journeys outward and back--not all of which are undertaken voluntarily. Authors include Rowlandson, Behn, Defoe, Swift, Pope, Macpherson, Collins, Gray, Equiano, Burns, Blake, Wordsworth, Coleridge, Shelley, Austen, Scott, Hogg, Poe, Hawthorne, Melville.

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