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ENGL 220 - Eighteenth-Century British Literature


A study of British literature from the restoration of the British monarchy in 1660 to the revolutionary turn of the nineteenth century, emphasizing relationships between literary language and socio-political change. Readings will include prose fiction, drama, poetry, periodical essays, and philosophy from the period, as well as recent works of literary theory and criticism. Topics may include developments in poetics; the rise of the novel; the politics of satire; free-market economics; gender and sexuality; misogyny; sensibility; and libertinism. Every year. (4 Credits)