|(3 cr.) The idea that literature is changing in form and
content as well as in its social function is
central to the study of literature in the long
18th century: what's at stake in the change? This
course explores this question by reading a
variety of texts including Defoe's Robinson
Crusoe, Swift's Gulliver's Travels, Pope's
Essay on Man, and Eliza Haywood's Fantomina,
among others, works that seem to be rather
strange Literature by modern standards.
Participants also read about the rise of print
culture, the many historical changes of the
period, such as the rise of the colonial empire,
and the change from a poetics of the elite to the
aesthetics of feeling.
Prerequisite: one course from EN level 200; Every Other Year, Fall|