English 10B-3 - Fall, 2018

Literatures in English II: 1700-1900

Class Information

Instructor: Petersen, Sarah
CRN: 43531
Time: TR 10:30-11:50
Location: 1342 Storer


    This course will give you the opportunity to explore literature in English written between 1700 and 1900. The second course in the Literatures in English series, English 10B is designed to prepare you for upper-division coursework in the English major. In this reading-intensive course, you will strengthen your close-reading, writing and research skills, and gain an overview of some of the significant literary movements and genres emerging during the 18th and 19th centuries. Through our engagements with works of poetry, prose, and drama, we will investigate the ways that the literature of this period is entangled with broader conversations about empire, race, class, gender, sexuality, and ability. All of the works we will read share a preoccupation with defining what it means to be human in the face of a rapidly modernizing world.


    In-class Assignments and Participation,
    Quizzes & Homework: 20%
    Close Reading Essay: 20%
    Literary Research Essay: 30%
    Presentation: 15%
    Final Exam: 15%


    The Fall of the House of Usher, Edgar Allen Poe
    Gulliver's Travels, Jonathan Swift
    Wuthering Heights, Emily Brontë
    Bartleby, The Scrivener, Herman Melville
    Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl, Harriet Jacobs
    Frankenstein, Mary Shelly
    Conjure Tales , Charles Chesnutt
    Importance of Being Earnest, Oscar Wilde
    The Rime of the Ancient Mariner, Samuel Taylor Coleridge
    Goblin Market, Christina Rossetti
    The Monster, Stephen Crane