English 10B-2 - Winter, 2015

Literatures in English II: 1700-1900

Class Information

Instructor: Chaozon-Bauer, Pearl
CRN: 72508
Time: TR 9:00-10:20
Location: 1128 Hart

Description

    English 10B examines literatures written in English between 1700 and
    1900. The second in a three-part series required for majors, this
    course prepares students for upper-division work through developing
    close reading skills while learning how to write about literature
    situated in historical and interpretive contexts. Students will gain
    an understanding of the historical emergence, development, and
    singularity of major literary forms and movements while learning
    strategies on how to interpret key texts with a focus on form and
    language. Specifically, we will look at how major transitions in
    English literary history from 1700 to 1900 reflect major transitions
    in British and American society, culture, and politics, paying
    particular attention to identity and nation formation in the UK and
    the Americas.

Grading

    Participation: 10%
    Homework & Presentation: 10%
    Paper 1: 15%
    Paper 2 & Proposal: 30%
    Midterm: 15%
    Final Exam: 20%

Texts

    Course Reader (with excerpts, poems, essays, and stories)
    The Interesting Narrative of Olaudah Equiano, Equiano
    Sicilian Romance, Radcliffe
    Mrs. Warren's Profession, Shaw
    Frankenstein, Mary Shelley
    David Copperfield, Charles Dickens
    Please note that the bookstore will post specific editions; these editions are required, even if purchased elsewhere.