English 45B

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

Section Semester Instructor Time Location Course Areas
2 Fall 2012 Puckett, Kent
MW 12-1 + discussion sections F 12-1 159 Mulford

Book List

Austen, J.: Persuasion; Defoe, D.: Robinson Crusoe; Equiano, O.: The Interesting Narrative; Franklin, B.: Autobiography; Melville, H.: Billy Budd and Other Tales; 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 Swift, Pope, Sterne, Franklin, Equiano, Wordsworth, Austen, Melville, Dickinson, Whitman, and others) and think about how politics, aesthetics, 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.

Please note that this class will first meet on Monday, August 27; discussion sections will not start being held until Friday, August 31.


Discussion Sections

201 No instructor assigned yet.
155 Barrows F 12-1
202 Ciacciarelli, Helen
175 Barrows F 12-1
203 Fan, Christopher Tzechung
185 Barrows F 12-1
204 Kelly, Tyleen Louise
174 Barrows F 12-1

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