May 20, 2024  
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog

ENGL 406 - English Literature of the Restoration and Eighteenth Century

3 Credits

Prerequisite(s): ENGL 102 and 236. This course covers the “long eighteenth century,” from the Restoration until ca. 1785. Dryden, Aphra Behn, Congreve, Defoe, Swift, Pope, Addison and Steele, Lady Montagu, Samuel Johnson, Olaudah Equiano, Thomson, Gray, and Collins will be studied as representative authors. Topics will address cultural issues of the enlightenment, including the rise of periodicals, depictions of the culturally “other,” diaries, science, realism and the rise of the novel, women writers, slavery, political liberty, and the ballad and other popular forms of writing.