|Module Title||RESTORATION AND EIGHTEENTH CENTURY LITERATURE|
|Co-ordinator||Dr David Shuttleton|
|Other staff||Mrs Carol Marshall, Dr Michael Franklin, Mr Michael Smith, Dr Paulina Kewes, Dr Sarah Prescott|
|Pre-Requisite||EN10320 , EN10420|
|Course delivery||Lecture||30 Hours|
|Assessment||Essay||1 x 2,500 word essay||25%|
|Resit assessment||Resubmis any failed elements and/or make good any missing elements.|
1. Dramatic Comedy: we shall examine the changing shape of dramatic comedy as the libertine Restoration theatre gave way to new codes of politeness.
2. Poetry: we shall focus upon the contrast between 'Town and Country' to explore a shift from neo-classical imitation towards more realistic, 'modern' and sentimental poetic forms.
3. Satire: we shall explore this dominant literary mode of both the late seventeenth-century, when party politics emerges, and the early eighteenth century, when literary professionalism, including an increase in female authorship, generated a new climate of public criticism.
4. Prose Fiction: we shall examine the development of sophisticated forms of prose fiction that accompanied the rapid expansion of the literary marketplace.
Lectures and seminars
Lectures (three per week) on this module are primarily concerned with mapping generic and cultural contexts and suggesting ideological and critical consequences, whilst the weekly seminars provide a forum for close textual analysis and the discussion of critical issues. Each Tutor will present a seminar programme covering material under all four headings. Subject to availability etc titles will be selected from the recommended editions listed below.
Assessment is by one 2,500 word essay (which will contribute 25% of the module mark), and a three-hour, two question examination paper. The examination answers should be from any two sections of the module not chosen for the essay topic. The examination will contribute 75% of the module mark.
Recommended editions from which the seminar texts will be selected
Dramatic Comedy: Restoration and Eighteenth-Century Comedy (includes The Country Wife, The Man of Mode, The Rover, The Way of the World, The Conscious Lovers, She Stoops to Conquer, The School for Scandal), 2nd edn., edited by Scott McMillin (Norton)
Poetry: all students are required to purchase: Eighteenth-Century Poetry: An Annotated Anthology edited by David Fairer and Christine Gerrard (Blackwell).
Satire:John Dryden, The Works of John Dryden (Wordsworth Classics); Alexander Pope, Selected Poetry (Oxford); Jonathan Swift, Gulliver's Travels (any edition).
Prose Fiction: Eliza Haywood, Love in Excess (Broadview); Samuel Richardson, Pamela (Penguin); Henry Fielding, Joseph Andrews and Shamela (Oxford World's Classics).