English 45B

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

Section Semester Instructor Time Location Course Areas
1 Spring 2010 Hutson, Richard
Hutson, Richard
MW 12-1 + Discussion F 12-1 3 Le Conte

Other Readings and Media

Austen, J: Pride and Prejudice; Bronte, E: Wuthering Heights; Douglass, F: Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass; Franklin, B: Autobiography and other writings; Irving, W: The Sketch-Book; Pope, A: Essay on Man and other poems; Rowlandson, M: The Sovereignty and Goodness of God; Swift, J: Gulliver’s Travels; Walpole, H: The Castle of Otranto; Wordsworth, W: The Five Book Prelude


This is a course in a few major works of English and American literature from the end of the 17th-century through the first half of the 19th-century. We will work our way from Puritanism through the Enlightenment and into Romanticism. There are major intellectual and literary transformations taking place in the course of this century and a half, and we will follow a few of them.

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