English 45B

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


Section Semester Instructor Time Location Course Areas
1 Spring 2020 Tamarkin, Elisa
Lectures MW 12-1 in 60 Evans + one hour of discussion section per week in different locations (sec. 101: F 12-1; sec. 102: F 1-2; sec. 103: Thurs. 9-10; sec. 104: Thurs. 10-11)

Book List

Austen, Jane: Persuasion; Defoe, Daniel: Robinson Crusoe; Franklin, Benjamin: The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin; Melville, Herman: Benito Cereno; Olaudah, Equiano: The Interesting Narrative of the Life; Pope, Alexander: Essay on Man and Other Poems; Shelley, Mary: Frankenstein; Wordsworth, William: Selected Poems

Description

This course is a survey of British and American literature from the late-seventeenth through the mid-nineteenth century.  We will look at how literary genres evolve alongside new forms of knowledge, understanding, and experience, with particular attention to the changing place of literature in the social lives of its readers.  We especially will consider the literary responses to an "age of revolution" on both sides of the Atlantic.

Discussion Sections

101 No instructor assigned yet.
102 No instructor assigned yet.
F 12-1 305 Wheeler
103 No instructor assigned yet.
F 1-2 301 Wheeler
104 No instructor assigned yet.
F 1-2 305 Wheeler

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