English 10B-4 - Spring, 2018

Literatures in English II: 1700-1900

Class Information

Instructor: Martel, Michael
CRN: 81963
Time: MWF 10:00-10:50
Location: 102 Hutchison

Description

    This course explores the formal, generic, and cultural diversity Anglophone literature from 1700-1900. It will provide preparation for the rigors of undergraduate coursework in English by familiarizing you with major literary trends and forms and by equipping you with the skills needed for advanced scholarship. We will explore how literary texts interact with global developments in domains such as politics, governance, imperialism, sexuality, gender, class, capitalism, mass readership, science, religion, and secularism. A writing- and reading-intensive course, 10B will foster the historically attuned interpretative and writing skills needed for upper-division English studies.

Grading

    Paper 1: 30%
    Paper 2: 35%
    Homework Prompts: 15%
    Final Exam: 10%
    In-Class Writing and Quizzes: 10%

Texts

    Wieland; or The Transformation (ISBN 9780199538775), Charles Brockden Brown
    Silas Marner: The Weaver of Raveloe (ISBN 9780198724643), George Eliot
    Course Reader