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

Spring 2005

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

Unique Days Time Location Instructor
32020 TTh
2:00 PM-3:30 PM
PAR 101

Course Description

E 320L surveys English literature from the Restoration (1660) to the French Revolution (1789). The first half of the course will be devoted to poetry, with special attention to the satiric and mock-heroic verse of Rochester, Dryden, and Pope, and the elegies and lyrics of Collins and Gray. The second half will concentrate on prose fiction and non-fiction. In addition to major works by Swift and Defoe, the reading will include selections from the work of Johnson, Boswell, and Hume. Within this framework, we will illustrate different critical approaches to the period through close case studies of The Rape of the Lock and Gulliver’s Travels.

Grading Policy

Two essays 40%
Midterm exam 20%
Final exam 30%
Oral report 5%
Attendance and contribution 5%


Defoe, Robinson Crusoe (Penguin)
Pope, The Rape of the Lock (Bedford St. Martin’s)
Swift, Gulliver’s Travels (Bedford St. Martin’s)
Demaria, Robert, ed. British Literature 1640-1789 (Blackwell)


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