English 190

Research Seminar: The Writings of Daniel Defoe


Section Semester Instructor Time Location Course Areas
12 Fall 2009 Starr, George A.
Starr, George
TTh 2-3:30 225 Wheeler

Other Readings and Media

Defoe, D.: Robinson Crusoe, Journal of the Plague Year, Moll Flanders , Roxana, Captain Singleton, and Colonel Jack (the last two in photocopies).  Selections from Defoe's poetry and nonfictional prose will be distributed in photocopy, as will biographical and critical material.

Description

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.

This section of English 190 satisfies the pre-1800 requirement for the English major.


English 190 replaces English 100 and 150 as of Fall ’09. English majors may fulfill the seminar requirement for the major by taking one section of English 190 (or by having taken either English 100 or 150 before Fall ’09). Please read the paragraph on page 2 of this Announcement of Classes for more details about enrolling in or wait-listing for this course!

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