ENGLISH 351 - Literature in English, 1660-1830
Winter 2018, Section 001 - The Long Eighteenth Century
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Subject: English Language and Literature (ENGLISH)
Department: LSA English Language & Literature
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Details

Credits:
4
Requirements & Distribution:
HU
Waitlist Capacity:
unlimited
Other Course Info:
W.
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
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Description

Window-shopping, the post office, leisure time, the middle class, the stock market, safe sex, globalism, celebrity, information management, and so on: the long eighteenth century is the century most like our own. Great Britain had just emerged from a series of crippling wars to surprise everyone by dominating an emerging global economy. The vibrant and vexed culture that resulted produced a series of innovative art forms that are with us still. Satire, the novel, the news, mock-epic, and the drama of ordinary people each took its rise in this newly global, newly modern culture.

British culture of the long eighteenth century (1660-1830) speaks to us directly; we are the inheritors of British innovations in literature and the arts. It will be the work of this course to examine this first phase of global modernity. In the final analysis, a close look at the world of eighteenth-century literature and the arts has important implications for what it means to live in the world of the twenty-first.

Readings will include such works as poetry by Alexander Pope, Anne Finch, and William Blake, plays by John Gay and Richard Brinsley Sheridan, and novels by Aphra Behn, Laurence Sterne, and Mary Shelley.

Course Requirements:

Assignments will include two essays, a midterm, and a final exam.

Intended Audience:

Upper-division undergraduate students of any major

Class Format:

50% Lecture, 20% directed activity, 30% discussion.

Schedule

ENGLISH 351 - Literature in English, 1660-1830
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
 In Person
19026
Open
9
 
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MW 10:00AM - 11:30AM
002 (DIS)
 In Person
32169
Closed
0
 
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F 10:00AM - 11:00AM
003 (DIS)
 In Person
32170
Open
9
 
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F 12:00PM - 1:00PM

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