ENGL 300 A: Reading Major Texts

Literary culture of the early eighteenth-century

Summer Term: 
Meeting Time: 
TTh 1:10pm - 3:20pm
EEB 045
Nikolai Popov

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English 300
Reading Major Texts
This course will introduce you to the literary culture of the early eighteenth-century. We’ll read exemplary works of poetry, drama, and prose fiction, studying how major writers responded to the social and intellectual challenges of early modernity, interacted with tradition, and invented new styles and genres. Texts and Recommended Editions: Daniel Defoe, Robinson Crusoe (Oxford World’s Classics); Jonathan Swift, Gulliver’s Travels (Oxford World’s Classics); Alexander Pope, The Rape of the Lock (Dover Thrift); John Gay, The Beggar’s Opera (Dover Thrift); Samuel Johnson, Rasselas (Oxford World’s Classics); Laurence Sterne, A Sentimental Journey (Dover Thrift), and a Course Pack. (You can use any other new/used edition. Most of the literature we’ll read is available online at Gutenberg.org and other websites.) Midterm and final.

Catalog Description: 
Intensive examination of one or a few major works of literature. Classroom work to develop skills of careful and critical reading. Book selection varies, but reading consists of major works by important authors and of selected supplementary materials.
GE Requirements: 
Visual, Literary, and Performing Arts (VLPA)
Other Requirements Met: 
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March 16, 2016 - 11:28am