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Literature and Opposition, 1660-1800 (6 points)


Leader: C Probyn

Clayton Second semester 2003 (Day)

Synopsis: The unit is designed to introduce students to some major English texts of the Augustan (Enlightenment) era, selected to illustrate the intellectual, political and gender conflicts of the period. Special attention will be given to the relationship of writing to the emerging print media through a study of prose and verse pamphleteering and a group of `best-sellers'.

Assessment: First essay (1500 words): 30% + Second essay (2000 words): 45% + Test (1 hour): 25%

Contact Hours: 2 hours (1 lecture and 1 seminar) per week

Prerequisites: A first-year sequence in English or permission

Prohibitions: ENH3130

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