English 10B-3 - Spring, 2017

Literatures in English II: 1700-1900

Class Information

Instructor: Shipe, Cara
CRN: 71358
Time: TR 10:30-11:50
Location: 105 Olson


    English 10B examines literatures in English from 1700 to 1900. The second course in the three- part Literatures in English series, 10B is a reading- and writing-intensive course designed to prepare you for upper-division English classes. It aims to improve your critical reading, writing, and research skills and to introduce some key themes emerging in literatures in English in the time period. We will investigate the ways in which literature shapes and is shaped by the shifting social, cultural, and economic contexts of these turbulent centuries. Some issues we will cover include the expansion of print culture, revolution and nationalism, colonialism and slavery, gender, and literary constructions of selves and others.


    Essay 1, 20%
    Essay 2, 30%
    Final Exam, 25%
    Reading Pop Quizzes, 10%
    In-class Work, 10%
    Participation, 5%


    Oroonoko, Aphra Behn
    Letters from an American Farmer, J. Hector St. John de Crèvecoeur
    The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano, Olaudah Equiano
    Benito Cereno, Herman Melville
    Wuthering Heights, Emily Brontë
    Pudd'nhead Wilson & Those Extraordinary Twins, Mark Twain
    ENL 10B-3 Course Reader