ENGL 327 A: English Literature: Restoration And Early Eighteenth Century

Meeting Time: 
MW 12:30pm - 2:20pm
CDH 105
Thomas Lockwood

Additional Details:

The writers and literature of England from 1660 to 1750. We will be reading plays, prose, and poetry, chosen to illustrate the variety as well as the creative force of the written word in this period, bringing to life (for example) the urban horrors of Defoe’s Journal of the Plague Year, the aristocratic dreamworld of Pope’s Rape of the Lock, the cheerful crooks and whores of The Beggar’s Opera, or the big people and little people of Gulliver’s Travels. Major authors covered include Dryden, Congreve, Defoe, Swift, Pope, Gay, and Fielding, with emphasis on careful reading for understanding and enjoyment of this literature in its social and cultural context. Response papers, two exams. Questions? Write me at tlock@uw.edu

Catalog Description: 
Examines the impact of historical changes including urban growth and imperial expansion on print culture through selections of poetry, prose, and drama from authors such as Aphra Behn, John Dryden, Alexander Pope, Joseph Addison, and Jonathan Swift.
GE Requirements: 
Visual, Literary, and Performing Arts (VLPA)
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March 24, 2016 - 12:09pm