English 45B

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


Section Semester Instructor Time Location Course Areas
1 Spring 2015 Puckett, Kent
MW 2-3 + discussion sections F 2-3 60 Evans Introductory Surveys

Book List

Austen, J.: Persuasion; Defoe, D.: Robinson Crusoe; Equiano, O.: The Interesting Narrative; Franklin, B.: Autobiography; Melville, H.: Billly Budd and Other Tales; Sterne, L.: A Sentimental Journey

Other Readings and Media

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. 

Discussion Sections

101 Albernaz, Joseph
F 2-3 79 Dwinelle
102 Heimlich, Timothy
F 2-3 243 Dwinelle
103 Young, Rosetta
F 2-3 234 Dwinelle

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