Literary History 2

L312 — Fall 2019

Instructor
Monique Morgan
Days and Times
MW 12:20 - 1:10p, F 11:15a - 12:05p OR 12:20 - 1:10p (3 CR)
Course Description

Topic: Character and Action

This course offers a broad overview of British and Amer­ican literature in the 18th and 19th centuries – an era of empire, industry, and revolu­tion, which produced modern democratic states and modern notions of selfhood. We will explore relationships between character and action, in terms of both cultural conceptions of individual identity and social relations, and formal tech­niques of characterization and plot, through examples from a range of genres and literary movements. Readings will include novels by Jonathan Swift, Mary Shelley, Herman Melville, Charles Dick­ens, and Henry James, and an array of poems, short stories, and non-fic­tion prose. Evaluation will be based on quizzes, two exams, two short essays, and regular participation in class discussion.

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