English and American Literature from 1650 to 1789

Course Number: ENGL 102
Prerequisites: Writing 2, or 50, or 109, or English 10 or upper-division standing
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Catalog Course Entry: ENGL 102
Quarter: Winter 2013
Day(s): TR
Time: 12:30 - 1:45 PM
Location: GIRV 1004

This lecture on British and American literature of the long 18th century (1660s-1790s) will examine representations of authority and authorship in the politically and culturally lively period that extends from the English Civil Wars through the American War of Independence -- a century-plus of revolutions. We'll be reading works by Aphra Behn, Benjamin Franklin, John Milton, Alexander Pope, Jonathan Swift, and Phillis Wheatley, as well as the first Gothic novel, to see how these texts map out some of the period's national and transatlantic conversations.