|| EN20620 |
|| RESTORATION & EIGHTEENTH CENTURY LITERATURE |
|| 2007/2008 |
|| Dr Sarah H Prescott |
|| Semester 2 |
|| Rebecca Sioned Davies, Professor Sarah C Hutton, Dr Louise Marshall, Mr Michael J Smith |
| Course delivery
|| Lecture || 20 x 1 hour lectures |
|| Seminars / Tutorials || 10 x 1 hour seminars |
|Assessment Type||Assessment Length/Details||Proportion|
|Semester Exam||3 Hours 2 QUESTION EXAM Question 1 on a single text from Section B
Question 2 on any two texts from the module||67%|
|Semester Assessment|| 1 X 2000 WORD ESSAY on a single text from Section A||33%|
|Supplementary Assessment|| Resubmit or resit failed elements and/or make good any missing elements.||100%|
Learning outcomesOn successful completion of this module students should be able to:
demonstrate knowledge of a representative range of literary texts from across the period
locate texts in appropriate cultural and historical contexts
articulate a detailed critical analysis of individual texts from the period that shows an understanding of their distinctive qualities
relate texts from the period either to each other, or to a common theme
1-2. Introductory Lectures: Restoration and Eighteenth Century Literature and Culture
3-4. Town, Court and Country: The Country Wife (1675)
5-6. Cavalier Culture and Sexual Politics: The Rover (1675)
7-8. The Puritan Tradition: The Pilgrim's Progress (1678)
9-10. Colonial Encounters: Robinson Crusoe (1719)
11-12. Gender, Novels, and Novelties: Love in Excess (1719)
13-14. Satire and Authorship: Epistle to Dr Arbuthnot (1735)
15-16. Labouring-Class Poetry: The Thresher's Labour and The Woman's Labour (1730-1739)
17-18. Class, Gender and Morality in the Mid-Century Novel: Pamela (1740)
19-20. Sentiment, Sensibility and the Eighteenth-Century Stage: The School for Scandal (1777)
This revised module seeks to introduce students to a representative range of writing across the Restoration and Eighteenth Century. The seminar texts illustrate a number of key cultural and political issues: the Restoration of 1660, Puritan versus Cavalier culture, the "Glorious Revolution" of 1688, imperialism and colonialism, the growth of a professional literary marketplace, changing conceptions of authorship, the development of the novel, the cult of sensibliity and debates about the "feminization" of culture. In addition to the above, the lectures and seminars will also address the following areas in relation to the literary texts: town and country, gender, sexuality, class, religious expression and morlaity. The module familiarises students with a range of literary forms: poetry, the novel, drama, satire. For each seminar text, there will be 2 lectures: one closely focused on the text, and the other locating that text in wider contexts (cultural, political, biographical, critical, theoretical).
|| In essays and examination answers: by formulating and putting into practice a critical approach appropriate to text and topic set |
|| In preparation for seminars, essays, and exams: by investigation of literary texts, associated critical and scholarly writing, and the relationship of literary texts to historical an cultural contexts |
|| (Written) in essays and examination answers students are encouraged to express their ideas articulately and fluently
(Oral) seminars are based on group discussion and brief student presentations
|Improving own Learning and Performance
|| Students are encouraged to take more personal initiative in the planning and conduct of their preparation for assignments than at Level 1, and to make use of a broader range of resources; formal feedback on essays and informal feedback on seminar participation helps students measure their improvement |
|| Informal group work in seminars |
|| Substantial use is made of electronic text-databases (EEBO, LION), of electronic journals, and of Blackboard, and students are encouraged to familiarise themselves with these |
|Personal Development and Career planning
|| Only insofar as the module covers key areas of literature in which students intending to teach English would need to demonstrate competence; or which might be related to future academic research |
|Subject Specific Skills
|| Close reading of older literary texts; grasp of generic and intertextual relationships between texts; identification and analysis of appropriate historical and cultural contexts |
** Should Be Purchased
Bunyan, John (1678) The Piligrim's Progress
Defoe, Daniel (1719) Robinson Crusoe /Daniel Defoe.
Penguin edition 0140439358PBK
Haywood, Eliza (1719-20) Love in excess, or, The fatal enquiry /by Eliza Haywood; edited and with an introduction by David Oakleaf.
Broadview Press, 2000
Pope, Alexander (1994) Selected Poetry, ed Rogers, Pat
Oxford World's Classics
Richardson, Samuel (1740) Pamela, ed Keymer, Thomas and Wakely, Alice
Oxford World's Classics 2001
(c1997.) Restoration and eighteenth-century comedy /edited by Scott McMillin.
W.W. Norton & Co 0393963349
** Supplementary Text
Brewer, John (Sept. 1997) Pleasures of the Imagination:English Culture in the Eighteenth Century
Farrar, Straus & Giroux 0374234582CLOTHOVERBOARDS
Colley, Linda (May 2005) Britons:Forging the Nation, 1707-1837
Yale University Press 0300107595TRADEPAPER
Hill, Christopher (1988.) A turbulent, seditious, and factious people :John Bunyan and his church 1628-1688 /Christopher Hill.
Hughes, Derek (July 1996) English Drama, 1660-1700
Oxford University Press, Incorporated 0198119747TRADECLOTHONDEMAND
Richetti, John J. (1999.) The English novel in history 1700-1780 / John Richetti.
Spencer, Jane. (1986 (various p) The Rise of the woman novelist :from Aphra Behn to Jane Austen /Jane Spencer.
Todd, Janet (1986.) Sensibility : an introduction /Janet Todd.
(2000.) A companion to literature from Milton to Blake /edited by David Womersley.
Blackwell Publishers 063121285X
** Reference Text
(1996.) Pope /edited and introduced by Brean Hammond.
** Recommended Text
Collier, Mary The Woman's Labour
Duck, Stephen The Thresher's Labour
This module is at CQFW Level 5