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Jeffery Lawshe
ENGL 212
Seattle Campus

Literature of Enlightenment and Revolution

Introduction to eighteenth- and nineteenth-century literature from a broadly cultural point of view, focusing on representative works that illustrate literary and intellectual developments of the period.

Class Description

For SUMMER 2003: This course will present five English novels in the context of important themes in 18th- and 19th-century cultural, intellectual, and political history: Defoe, Moll Flanders (realism and the novel, middle class, Puritanism, didacticism); Sterne, Tristram Shandy (Enlightenment, rationalism, empiricism, sentimentalism); Mary Shelley, Frankenstein (Romanticism, science, gender – the “women question”); Dickens, Tale of Two Cities (historical fiction, revolution, class); Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray (aestheticism, “the modern,” sexuality, morality). Grading will be based on participation, reading quizzes, four short essays, in-class midterm and final exams, and a final 6- to 10-page essay.

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Last Update by Sherry May Laing
Date: 05/22/2003