English Literature 1660-1745

English 325
Autumn 2000

Jack Lynch

English 325 explores British culture in the first half of the "long" eighteenth century-from the Restoration in 1660 through about 1745. We'll explore this great age of satire and exploration by examining some of the literature, history, philosophy, art, and music of the period. Works will include Behn's Oroonoko, Defoe's Robinson Crusoe, Swift's Gulliver's Travels, Pope's Rape of the Lock, and Gay's Beggar's Opera. Two mid-length papers and a short final exam.