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

Fall 2009

E 320L • Major Writers of the Restoration & 18th Century

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Course Description

Please refer to the course schedule for course days, time, room location, prerequisites and possible cross-listings:

E 320L surveys over a century of English literature: from the Restoration (1660) to the French Revolution (1789). The course will consider each of the major genres of the period in relation to its historical context. Particular attention will be given to satire, the dominant literary mode of the period, which we will find in more than one genre. All students will be expected to participate in oral discussion (especially for close readings of the set texts) that they will prepare in writing when instructed to do so.

Grading Policy

Essay, 20%; Midterm, 30%; End-of-semester in-class exam, 30%; Attendance and class participation, 20%. Attendance will be compulsory.


The Commerce of Every Day Life, ed. Erin Mackie; Gay, The Beggar's Opera; Swift, Gulliver’s Travels; Defoe, Moll Flanders; Sterne, A Sentimental Journey; Burns, Selected Poetry; Watt, The Rise of the Novel. In addition, a course packet containing further mandatory readings will be available at IT Copy, 512 W MLK Blvd.


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