|English 562||Dr. Morillo|
Eighteenth-Century Literature: Studies in Genre
|M, W 1:30-2:45
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Hours : M: 3-4:30; T 10-12:00
We will approach the
expanding field of
eighteenth-century texts from the literary-historical perspective of
studying the role of literary kinds in classifying, evaluating, and
creating what counts as literature and specific types of literature. We
see some of the great variety of literary forms in poetry and prose in
from 1660 to 1790. These include satire in verse and prose; letters in
and prose; odes; georgics; elegies and epitaphs; essays; sermons;
locodescriptive poems, as well as weird works with no definite genre.
explore the neoclassical adoption and adaptation of some classical
genres, from the lowly epigram to the lofty epic, with special emphasis
almost extinct but once dominant forms, pastoral and georgic.
readings we will learn the importance of decorum, the matching of style
subject and audience, and its role in the informative and ideological
of literature within culture. We will explore some of the most recent
of genre in eighteenth-century studies. Though we will not include the
we will consider other kinds of prose, including the essay and its
illuminations and criticisms of literature and society. Required papers
Demaria, Robert, Jr. ed. British Literature 1640-1789: An Anthology. 2nd ed. Oxford: Blackwell, 2001.
Willcox, William and Walter Arnstein. The Age of Aristocracy 1688-1830. 7th ed. Lexington: D. C. Heath, 1996.
ELECTRONIC via D. H. Hill Library Reserve Room
All are on reserve as electronic files. Works may be added to this collection over the course of the semester. The library puts all electronic reserve texts into .PDF files. That means you need the Adobe Acrobat reader to read them. The program can be downloaded for free from the library's reserve site. If you have any problem reading the online files talk to Dr. Morillo.
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The complete list of E RESERVE works is subject to change and is one or more pages. Each link will load a pdf file into Acrobat reader.
Addison, Joseph. "Essay on the Georgics." The Works of John Dryden. Poems: The Works of Virgil in English, pp. 146-153.
Dryden, John. "Dedication of The Pastorals to Lord Clifford." The Works of John Dryden, pp. 136-145.
---. "The First and Second Pastoral." The Works of John Dryden, pp. 72-83
---. "The Third and Fourth Pastoral." The Works of John Dryden, pp. 84-97
---. "Dedication of the Georgics." The Works of John Dryden, pp. 136-145
---. "The First Book of the Georgics" The Works of John Dryden, pp. 154-179
Pope, Alexander. "Pastorals." Twickenham Edition Of The Poems of Alexander Pope, pp 1-17, 576-579, 256-26 (the (poem and editor's notes to it)
Virgil. Eclogues 1-4; Georgic 1. Eclogues and Georgics.. Loeb Classical Library ed., pp. 24-54; 98-135. Cambridge, MA: Harvard UP, 1999. D. H. Hill Library Electronic Reserves.
Barry, Jonathan and Christopher Brooks, eds. The Middling Sort of People : Culture,
and Politics in England, 1550-1800.
Chalker, John. The English Georgic: A Study in the Development of a Form
Christmas, William. The Lab'ring Muses: Work, Writing and the Social Order in English Plebian Poetry, 1730-1830
Clark, J. C. D. English Society, 1688-1832: Religion, Ideology and Politics during the Ancien Regime
Connery, Brian and Kirk Combe, eds. Theorizing Satire: Essays in Literary Criticism
Erskine-Hill, Howard. Poetry of Opposition and Revolution: Dryden to Wordsworth
Ferguson, Moira. Eighteenth-Century Women Poets: Nation, Class, and Gender
Goodridge, John. Rural Life in Eighteenth-Century Poetry
Harris, Tim, ed. Popular Culture in England, c. 1500-1850
Jack, Ian. Augustan Satire: Intention and Idiom in English Poetry, 1660-1750
Justice, George. Manufacturers of Literature: Writing and the Literary Marketplace in Eighteenth-Century England
Landry, Donna. The Muses of Resistance: Labouring-Class Women's Poetyr in Britain, 1739-1796
Lonsdale, Roger. Dryden to Johnson, vol. 4 of History of Literature.
-- -- --, ed. New Oxford Book of Eighteenth-Century Verse
Low, Anthony. The Georgic Revolution.
Potkay, Adam. The Passion for Happiness: Samuel Johnson to David Hume
Redford, Bruce The Converse of the Pen
Ribiero, Alvaro and James Basker, eds. Tradition in Transition: Women Writers, Marginal Texts, and the Eighteenth-Century Canon
Sacks, Peter. The English Elegy: Studies in Genre from Spenser to Yeats
Sambrook, James. English Pastoral
-- -- --. The Eighteenth Century: The Intellectual and Cultural Context
Seidel, Michael. Satiric Inheritance: Rabelais to Sterne
Siskin, Clifford. The Work of Writing: Literature and Social Change in Britain, 1700-1850
Spender, Dale, ed. Living By the Pen: Early British Women Writers
Todd, Dennis and Cynthia Wall, eds. Eighteenth-Century Genre and Culture: Essays in Honor of J. Paul Hunter
Tomarken, Edward. Genre and Ethics: The Education of an Eighteenth-Century Critic
18th-Century Studies Discussion
List, "Selected Readings,"
bibliography of current studies in the field.
Regular attendance is assumed, and engagement and active participation in discussions is expected. Expected participation: come to class on time, with the appropriate texts, having read and thought about them enough to have something specific and intelligent to say about them.
In the longer research paper, students will choose topics
genre in some significant fashion and will draw on the secondary
and research for further depth and context. All students will lead a
by doing 15-minute oral presentations on a chosen text.
Late Paper Policy: late
papers accepted only 1 class late, with
Any papers arriving later than that will not be accepted.
SYLLABUS (titles are followed by original publication dates)
|M Jan. 9
||Introduction: Genre and Culture
Marvell, "An Horatian Ode upon Cromwell's
Return from Ireland"
(1650); Cowley, "Ode
of Wit" (1656); Behn, "An Ode
to Love" (1684)
|M. Jan. 16
||NO CLASS. M. L. KING DAY
Read all of Willcox & Arnstein, Age of Aristocracy for Wednesday
|W. Jan 18
of Aristocracy, questions and discussion
|M. Jan. 23
|W. Jan. 25
Spleen: A Pindaric Poem" (1701-13); Carter, "Ode to Melancholy"
Pindar, Olympian Odes, no. 1: http://www.perseus.tufts.edu/cgi-bin/ptext?lookup=Pind.+O.+1.1
|M. Jan. 30
||Collins, "Ode on the Poetical Character" (1747); Gray, "The Progress of Poesy: A Pindaric Ode" (1768);|
W. Feb. 1
|M. Feb. 6
||Rochester, "Satire Against Reason and Mankind" (1680)|
|W. Feb. 8
||Swift, A Tale of a Tub (1704)
|M. Feb. 13
||Swift, Tub continued
|W. Feb. 15
||Swift, Tub continued
|M. Feb. 21
Pope, Rape of the Lock (1714)
|W. Feb. 23
||Johnson, "Vanity of Human Wishes" (1749)|
M. Feb. 27
Swift, "On Sleeping in Church"; Butler, "Sermon 3"; Wesley, John "Sermon 52"; Whitefiled, "Directions How to Hear Sermons" and "Sermon 6 Britain's Mercies, and Britain's Duty"
|W. March 1
Bunyan, from Grace Abounding (1666); Smart, from
Jubilate Agno (1758) Critical
Review or Archival Research Paper Due Friday, March 3
|M. March 6
||NO CLASS: SPRING BREAK
|M. March 8
||NO CLASS: SPRING BREAK
M. March 13
|W. March 15
M. March 20
|W. March 22
M. March 27
Astell, from Serious Proposal to the Ladies
from Essay on Whoring (1724)
|W. March 29
Steele, selected Spectators: (choose the XML version, March 1711) #1, 2. 3, 10, 11 (11 is in Demaria, too) 15, 66, 73 ; Johnson,
#36, 37 (on pastoral)
Student Teacher: Suzanna Geiser
Research Proposal Due Friday, March 31
M. April 3
Temple, Letters 3,
28, 58 (1653-4); Montagu, To the Lady
X---, To the Lady ----, To Lady Mar, To Mr.
Pope, To Montagu (1718)
|W. April 5
Gray, To West
Walpole, To West (1740); Piozzi, to Johnson (1773); Burney, about
Teacher: Christina Cartwright
M. April 10
|Pope, Of the Characters of Women: An Epistle to
Lady (1735); Leapor, An
Epistle to a Lady (1748)
Student Teacher: Brandon Barber
|W. April 12
to Julia: A Letter" (1685); Burns,
"Epistle to Davie, A Brother Poet" (1786)
Student Teacher: Heather Lucking
M. April 17
|Philips, "Epitaph on Her Son"
(1667); Behn, "Epitaph on the
of a Child" (1685); Prior, "For My Own Tomb-stone" 1718); Jones,
Epitaph" (1750); Cowper "To the Immortal Memory of the Halibut
which I Dined this Day" (1784); "Epitaph on a Hare" (1784)
Student Teacher: Aaron Bobick
|W. April 19
||Gray, An Elegy Wrote in a
Country Churchyard (1751)
Student Teacher: Devjani Roy
M. April 24
Student Teacher: Tom Sowders
|W. April 26
|W. May 3
RESEARCH PAPER DUE
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