ENGLISH 318 - Genre Studies
Section: 001 Satires of the Enlightenment
Term: WN 2014
Subject: English Language and Literature (ENGLISH)
Department: LSA English Language & Literature
Requirements & Distribution:
Waitlist Capacity:
With permission of instructor.
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

This course will provide an opportunity to study some of the most brilliant, biting, and influential satires of the earlier eighteenth century (about 1660- 1750). As a study of the history period often called “The Enlightenment,” the chosen texts convey a broader narrative about the transition from heroic to urbane values in many spheres of social life in Britain. As we examine some leading genres of the age, from mock-heroic poetry to visual satire, we will seek to understand the extent to which the cultural transition to modernity evidently required a certain “domestication” of the hero.

Course Requirements:

Written work will include one brief paper (5 pages) and one longer research paper (about 15 pages).

ENGLISH 318 - Genre Studies
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
MW 2:30PM - 4:00PM
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ISBN: 0872203743
The Fable of the bees and other writings., Author: Bernard Mandeville ; abridged and ed., with an introd. and notes, by E.J.Hundert., Publisher: Hackett Pub. Co, Inc. 1998
ISBN: 9780199584321
Selected poems, Author: Rochester, John Wilmot, Earl of, 1647-1680., Publisher: Oxford University Press 2013
ISBN: 0393957241
Gulliver's travels : based on the 1726 text : contexts, criticism, Author: Jonathan Swift ; edited by Albert J. Rivero., Publisher: Norton 1st ed. 2002
ISBN: 9780803203860
Marriage a? la mode, Author: Dryden, John, 1631-1700., Publisher: University of Nebraska Press 1981
ISBN: 9780713673821
The beggar's opera, Author: John Gay ; edited by Vivien Jones and David Lindley., Publisher: Methuen Drama New Mermai 2010
ISBN: 9780486224794
Engravings by Hogarth : 101 prints, Author: Hogarth, William, Publisher: Dover Publ 1973
ISBN: 9780312292324
The first English feminist : reflections upon marriage and other writings, Author: Astell, Mary, 1668-1731., Publisher: St. Martin's Press 1986
ISBN: 9780585246260
The rover, or, The banished cavaliers, Author: Behn, Aphra, 1640-1689., Publisher: Broadview Press 1999
ISBN: 0191525308
The major works, Author: Pope, Alexander, 1688-1744., Publisher: Oxford University Press 2006
ISBN: 9780521565813
The country wife, Author: William Wycherley. Edited by Ken Bush, Publisher: Cambridge University Press [Nachdr.] 2000
ISBN: 9780803253568
The Man of Mode, Author: Etherege, George, Publisher: Univ. of Nebraska Press 196
ISBN: 9780435150334
Selected poems of John Dryden, Author: Dryden, John, 1631-1700., Publisher: Heinemann 1968
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