English 45B

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

Section Semester Instructor Time Location Course Areas
2 Fall 2010 Duncan, Ian
Duncan, Ian
MW 3-4 + discussion sections F 3-4 141 McCone

Other Readings and Media

Rowlandson, M.: Narrative of the Captivity; Behn, A.: Oroonoko; Defoe, D.: Robinson Crusoe; Swift, J.: Gulliver’s Travels; Wordsworth, J. & J., eds.: The Penguin Book of Romantic Poetry; Austen, J.: Persuasion; Melville, H.: Benito Cereno; Equiano, O.: Narrative of the Life; Douglass, F.: Narrative of the Life; Scott, W.: Rob Roy


Readings in English, Scottish, Irish and North American poetry, prose fiction and autobiography from 1688 through 1848: a century and a half that sees the formation of a new, multinational British state with the political incorporation of Scotland and then Ireland, the global expansion of an overseas empire, and the revolt of the North American colonies. Our readings will explore the relations between home and the world in writings preoccupied with journeys outward and back, real and imaginary—not all of which are undertaken voluntarily.

NOTE: This class will meet for the first time on Monday, August 30; discussion sections will not be held on Friday the 27th. 

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