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Martin Kevorkian, Chair CAL 226, Mailcode B5000, Austin, TX 78712 • 512-471-4991

Fall 2006

E 320L • Major Writers of the Restoration and Eighteenth Century

Unique Days Time Location Instructor
35115 MWF
11:00 AM-12:00 PM
PAR 308

Course Description

Spanning the century and comprising a wide selection of genres, the course will offer readings in significant eighteenth-century authors and texts. The goal will be to provide the student with a chronological, thematic, and contextual understanding of the development and contradictions of the literature produced in Britain between 1700 and 1800.

Grading Policy

4 two-page memos 10% each
2 five page essays 25% each
Participation 10%


Price, ed., Oxford Anthology of English Literature: Restoration and Eighteenth-Century
Pope, Poems
Swift, A Tale of a Tub & Gulliver's Travels
Haywood, Fantomina
Hogarth, Prints
Lewis, The Monk
We will read parts or all of the following: Pope, Essay on Criticism, Epistle to Burlington, Rape of the Lock, Dunciad; Gay, Beggar's Opera; Fielding, Covent-Garden Journal; Burke, The Sublime and The Beautiful; Gray, The Bard, Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard; Goldsmith, The Deserted Village; Johnson, Preface to Shakespeare, Lives of the Poets; Boswell, Life of Johnson


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