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ENGL 7790 Fashioning the Nation in the Late Eighteenth Century (Spring: 3 )


Course Description

What currently characterizes the interdisciplinary field of eighteenth-century studies? We'll answer this question through an examination of six key concepts: gender, consumerism, nationality, writers and readers, and theatricality. As ideas that saw significant revision over the course of the long eighteenth century (1688-1820), these concepts can be charted in literary, cultural, and visual texts. Readings include poetry (by Pope, Swift, and Goldsmith), prose (by Addison and Steele, Dr. Johnson, and others), plays (by Cibber, Lillo, Gay, and Cowley) and two novels (Evelina and Tom Jones.)


Instructor(s): Elizabeth Kowaleski Wallace

Prerequisites: None

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Last Updated: 07-Dec-13