English 119

The Augustan Age: Literature of the Restoration and the Early 18th Century

Section Semester Instructor Time Location Course Areas
1 Spring 2010 Picciotto, Joanna M
Picciotto, Joanna
TTh 3:30-5 9 Evans

Other Readings and Media

Defoe, D: Robinson Crusoe; Lennox, C: The Female Quixote; Pope, A: Poetry and Prose; Richardson,  S:  Pamela; Swift,  J: Writings

Recommended: Fielding, H: Shamela; Haywood, E: Anti-Pamela


We will explore the relationship between literature and everyday life in the first half of the eighteenth century. Areas of emphasis include popular periodical literature, the early novel, and the writings of Alexander Pope and Jonathan Swift. In addition to the texts listed above there will be a course reader.

Course requirements: two close readings (2 pages), one substantial paper (7-10 pages), and a final exam.

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

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