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Thomas Frank Lockwood
ENGL 229
Seattle Campus

English Literary Culture: 1600-1800

British literature in seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. Study of literature in its cultural context, with attention to changes in form, content, and style.

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For AUTUMN 2007: A survey of the literature and culture of the 17th and 18th centuries, including such works as Milton’s Paradise Lost (Eve and Satan and bad choices), Defoe’s Journal of the Plague Year (fleas and corpses), Pope’s The Rape of the Lock (posh people behaving badly), Gay’s The Beggar’s Opera (trashy people behaving badly), and Swift’s Gulliver’s Travels (big people and little people). Discussion of the historical and cultural background, with emphasis on close reading of the texts for understanding and enjoyment. Critical papers, mid-term, final.

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Date: 05/02/2007