English 10B-1 - Spring, 2018

Literatures in English II: 1700-1900

Class Information

Instructor: Frederickson, Kathleen
CRN: 61659
Time: TR 10:30-11:50
Location: 1128 Hart

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. This course is designed to improve your close reading and research skills and to give you an outline of some of the key themes emerging in the literatures of this period. To that end, we will read prose, poetry, and drama written in English between1700-1900 by authors who lived in a number of different geographical locations.

Grading

    Participation: 10%
    In-class writing and quizzes: 10%
    Paper 1: 20%
    Paper 2: 30%
    Revision Assignment: 5%
    Group Presentation: 5%
    Final Exam 20%

Texts

    Leaves of Grass, Walt Whitman
    Story of an African Farm, Olive Shreiner
    Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano, Olaudah Equiano
    Mrs. Warren's Profession, George Bernard Shaw
    Fall of the House of Usher and Other Writings, Edgar Allan Poe
    Robinson Crusoe, Daniel Defoe
    Phyllis Wheatley, Complete Writings