NLIT

3295

English Literature in the eighteenth century, the wild ride from Jonathan Swift to Mary Shelley

Schools of Public Engagement: Humanities

Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Degree Students

18thcentury English Literature

Fall 2019

Taught By: Fiore Sireci

Section: A

CRN: 7599

Credits: 3

This period of English Literature is sometimes unappreciated, but it is a time of great creativity in the forms of literature. Poetry, both long and short, political and urban essays, novels, parody, the first magazines, and personal narratives are going through a process of exploration and experimentation. This is the age of big milestones in literature by writers such as Alexander Pope, Jonathan Swift, and Tobias Smollett, but it is also a time when diverse amateur writers came out of the shadows and were welcomed and encouraged. In this fast-moving course, we discuss a wide range of texts in their historical context, and by the end you will have a deeper appreciation and chance to enjoy this wild ride through English literature and history.

College: Schools of Public Engagement (NS)

Department: Humanities (NHUM)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 18

Enrollment Status: Open*

*Enrollment status information is updated every five minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 8:41am 4/23/2019

Meeting Info:

Days: Thursday

Times: 4:00pm - 5:50pm

Building: TBD

Room: TBD

Date Range: 8/29/2019 - 12/12/2019