ENGLISH 318 - Genre Studies
Spring 2022, Section 101 - Prose Satires of the Eighteenth Century
Instruction Mode: Section 101 is  In Person (see other Sections below)
Subject: English Language and Literature (ENGLISH)
Department: LSA English Language & Literature
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With permission of instructor.
May be repeated for a maximum of 6 credit(s).
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Full Term 5/3/22 - 6/20/22 (see other Sections below)
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In this class, we will read several outrageous and hilarious satires that use prose to satirize the conflicts of the British eighteenth century. Jonathan Swift, the greatest satirist in the language, is the author of a handful of these, including *Gulliver's Travels.*  Published in 1726, *Gulliver's Travels* attacks Britain's colonial domination of other places and peoples. We will then move on to Tobias Smollett's satirical novel *Humphrey Clinker,* which attacks "luxury" and thus capitalism. We will conclude with Maria Edgeworth's novella, *Castle Rackrent,* which satirizes the fall of feudalism in Ireland and the arrival of capitalism there.


ENGLISH 318 - Genre Studies
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101 (LEC)
 In Person
MW 10:00AM - 1:00PM
5/3/22 - 6/20/22

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