ENGLISH 351 - Literature in English, 1660-1830
Section: 001 Inventing the Modern Self
Term: WN 2014
Subject: English Language and Literature (ENGLISH)
Department: LSA English Language & Literature
Credits:
4
Other Course Info:
W.
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

The idea of the "self" is one we take largely for granted. It's difficult to imagine that the "selfhood" we ascribe to ourselves and those around us might be experienced or imagined differently than they ways we know. Scholars increasingly agree, however, that many features we associate with the "modern self" — individualism, autonomy, self-determination — are by-products of historical change and, in particular, of literary developments of the past 400 years. This course will offer a broad survey of major, influential works of English literature in a variety of genres from a period (1660 to 1830) during which many of these changes took place. We will give special attention to the literary qualities and techniques in these works that account for their historical significance and enduring power. Authors to be considered might include Shakespeare, Milton, Marvell, Bunyan, Pope, Defoe, Richardson, Sterne, Gray, Wordsworth, Blake, Mary Shelley, and Austen.

Course Requirements:

Assignments will include reading responses, short essays, and a final exam.

Intended Audience:

No previous background in the period is required.

Class Format:

Two lectures per week + discussion section

ENGLISH 351 - Literature in English, 1660-1830
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
 
20953
Open
52
 
-
MW 2:30PM - 4:00PM
002 (DIS)
P
20954
Open
6
 
-
F 12:00PM - 1:00PM
003 (DIS)
P
20955
Open
2
 
-
F 12:00PM - 1:00PM
004 (DIS)
P
21947
Open
3
 
-
F 1:00PM - 2:00PM
005 (DIS)
P
23455
Open
1
 
-
F 1:00PM - 2:00PM
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ISBN: 0199583021
The sorrows of young Werther, Author: Johann Wolfgang von Goethe ; translated with an introduction and notes by David Constantine., Publisher: Oxford University Press
Required
ISBN: 019922997X
The history of Rasselas, Prince of Abissinia, Author: Samuel Johnson ; edited with an introduction and notes by Thomas Keymer., Publisher: Oxford University Press New ed. 2009
Required
ISBN: 0140431403
Pamela, or, Virtue rewarded, Author: Samuel Richardson ; edited by Peter Sabor ; with an introduction by Margaret A. Doody., Publisher: Penguin Books [11. Druck 1987
Required
ISBN: 0140714855
The tempest, Author: William Shakespeare ; edited by Peter Holland., Publisher: Penguin Books [New ed.]. 1999
Required
ISBN: 0486497348
Emile, Author: Rousseau, Jean-Jacques, 1712-1778., Publisher: Dover Publications, Inc 2013
Required
ISBN: 0393927938
Frankenstein : the 1818 text, contexts, criticism, Author: Mary Shelley ; edited by J. Paul Hunter., Publisher: W.W. Norton & Co. 2nd ed.
Required
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