English 10B-2 - Fall, 2017

Literatures in English II: 1700-1900

Class Information

Instructor: Freeman, Elizabeth
CRN: 41759
Time: TR 1:40-3:00
Location: 1342 Storer

Description

    English 10B is the second course in the required three-part Literatures in English sequence. This is a reading- and writing-intensive class designed to prepare you for upper-division classes in the English major, to improve your close reading and research skills, and to introduce some of the key themes emerging in the literatures of this period. We will read prose, poetry, and drama written in English between 1700-1900, focusing loosely on encounters between English/American selves and those they construed as other, as well as how those others spoke back and/or were discovered to be part of the self after all.

Grading

    Paper 1 15%
    Paper 2 20%
    Paper 3 25%
    Participation 20%
    Final Exam 20%

Texts

    The Importance of Being Earnest, Oscar Wilde
    The Rime of the Ancient Mariner, Samuel Taylor Coleridge
    Frankenstein, Mary Shelley
    Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl, Harriet Jacobs
    Wuthering Heights, Emily Brontë
    The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym, Edgar Allan Poe
    Robinson Crusoe, Daniel Defoe