English 10B-2 - Spring, 2015

Literatures in English II: 1700-1900

Class Information

Instructor: Grace, Daniel
CRN: 32389
Time: MWF 1:10-2:00
Location: 1020 Wickson


    English 10B, the second in a three-course series required for English majors, covers British and American literature and culture between the years 1700-1900. The course aims to foster both intrinsic approaches to literary texts (close reading) and extrinsic approaches (situating and understanding texts in and through historical context). This is a reading and writing intensive course designed to prepare students for the methods and standards of writing, reading, and thinking on the upper division level. While we will consider a range of thematic topics pertinent to Anglo-American literature of the 18th and 19th centuries, a particular emphasis of this section will be categories of the religious and the secular and how we might understood them as either conflicting, overlapping, or mutually constituting in the various texts and cultural frameworks we will examine.


    Paper 1: 25%
    Paper 2: 25%
    Quizzes and Short Assignments: 25%
    Final Exam: 15%
    Attendance and Participation: 10%


    Robinson Crusoe, Daniel Defoe (ISBN: 9780141439822)
    Importance of Being Earnest & Other Plays, Oscar Wilde (ISBN: 9780451525055)
    Frankenstein , Mary Shelley (ISBN: 9780393927931)
    Leaves of Grass, Walt Whitman (ISBN: 9780143039273)
    Turn of the Screw, Henry James (ISBN: 9780141441351)
    Autobiography , Benjamin Franklin (ISBN: 9780393935615)
    Little Women, Louisa May Alcott (ISBN: 9780140390698)