English 45B

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

Section Semester Instructor Time Location Course Areas
1 Fall 2004 Duncan, Ian
Duncan, Ian
MW 10-11 in 141 McCone, plus one hour of discussion section per week (all sections F 10-11) 141 McCone

Other Readings and Media

Not yet fully determined, but it will most likely include the following: Behn, A., Oroonoko; Swift, J., Gulliver?s Travels; Defoe, D., Robinson Crusoe; Equiano, O., Interesting Narrative; Austen, J., Persuasion; Scott, W., Guy Mannering; Melville, H., Benito Cereno. A 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, Poe, Hawthorne, Melville.

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