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

Summer 2007

E s320L • Major Writers of the Restoration and Eighteenth Century

Unique Days Time Location Instructor
84485 MTWThF
10:00 AM-11:30 AM
PAR 303

Course Description

Spanning the eighteenth century and comprising a wide selection of genres, the course will offer readings in significant eighteenth-century British 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

5 Memos 10% each
8-page take-home essay exam 40%
Participation 10%


We will read parts or all of the following:
Augustans and Victims: Pope, Essay on Criticism, Epistle to Burlington, Rape of the Lock, Dunciad; Swift, Gulliver's Travels; Haywood, Fantomina
The Business of Crime: Gay, Beggar's Opera; Hogarth, Prints
The Sublime, the Picturesque, and the Poor: Burke, The Sublime and The Beautiful; Gray, The Bard, Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard; Goldsmith, The Deserted Village
The Literary Club: Johnson, Preface to Shakespeare, Lives of the Poets; Boswell, Life of Johnson
Gothic: Lewis, The Monk

Price, ed., Oxford Anthology of English Literature: Restoration and Eighteenth-Century
Swift, Gulliver's Travels
Haywood, Fantomina
Hogarth, Prints
Lewis, The Monk


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