English 45B

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

Section Semester Instructor Time Location Course Areas
1 Spring 2013 Duncan, Ian
MW 12-1+ discussion sections F 12-1 3 LeConte

Book List

Austen, Jane: Persuasion; Behn, Aphra: Oroonoko and Other Writings ; Blake, William: Poems; Burns, Robert: Poems and Songs; Defoe, Daniel: Robinson Crusoe; Gates, Henry Louis: Classic Slave Narratives; Melville, Herman: Bartleby and Benito Cereno; Pope, Alexander: Essay on Man and Other Poems; Rowlandson, Mary: The Sovereignty and Goodness of God; Swift, Jonathan: Gulliver's Travels; Wordsworth, W. and Coleridge, S.T.: Lyrical Ballads and Other Poems

Other Readings and Media

A course reader will be available including poems by Alexander Pope, Jonathan Swift, Lady Mary Montagu, Mary Leapor, William Collins, Thomas Gray, James Macpherson, Stephen Duck and Mary Collier, and short fiction by Walter Scott, E. A. Poe and Nathaniel Hawthorne.


Readings in English, Scottish, Irish and North American prose narrative and poetry 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 then Ireland, the global expansion of an overseas empire, and the revolt of the North American colonies. Our readings will explore the relations between home and the world in writings preoccupied with journeys outward and back, real and imaginary -- not all of which are undertaken voluntarily.


Discussion Sections

101 Bufton, Emma
F 12-1 174 Barrows
102 Kelly, Tyleen Louise
F 12-1 136 Barrows
103 Stancek, Claire Marie
F 12-1 175 Barrows

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