English 45B

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

Section Semester Instructor Time Location Course Areas
2 Fall 2015 Puckett, Kent
MW 1-2; discussion sections F 1-2 60 Evans

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

Other Readings and Media

A course reader.


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

201 de Stefano, Jason
F 1-2 122 Wheeler
202 Ehrlinspiel, Hannah Kathryn
F 1-2 130 Wheeler
203 Gaston, Lise
F 1-2 130 Wheeler

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