This course will give students a survey-like exposure to
issues, personalities, and important works of Literature in English between
1660-1800. Topics will include the
emergence of the novel; reading Augustan poetry; Romanticism and Victorianism;
slavery and class struggle; and the emergence of a concern for ‘medical ethics’
in early science-fiction and fantasy.
Students will make two brief presentations, write two 1000-word
papers exploring specifically American
and British issues in two movies based on American and British literature,
personages, or events in the period, engage in collaborative work, and take a final examination.
Works are public domain and widely available on the
internet; copies of the appropriate
NORTON ANTHOLOGIES will be available for purchase through the UH