English 119

Literature of the Restoration and the Early 18th Century

Section Semester Instructor Time Location Course Areas
1 Spring 2013 Picciotto, Joanna M
TTh 12:30-2 170 Barrows

Book List

Restoration and Eighteenth-Century Comedy; Behn, Aphra: Oroonoko, The Rover, and Other Works; Bunyan, John: Grace Abounding; Defoe, Daniel: Robinson Crusoe; Pope, Alexander: Alexander Pope: The Major Works; Swift, Jonathan: The Writings of Jonathan Swift


We will explore the relationship between literature and everyday life in the late seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries. Areas of emphasis include popular periodical literature (England's first advice column, the first "women's magazine," and the first periodical to be published daily), religious responses to the so-called "new science," the early novel, and the writings of Alexander Pope and Jonathan Swift. In addition to the texts listed, there will be a course reader.

Course requirements: two short analyses (1-2 pages), one substantial paper (7-9 pages), and a final exam.

This course satisfies the pre-1800 requirement for the English major.

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