ENG 313 Restoration and 18th-Century Literature
Content: An introduction to British literature written between 1660 and 1800 (i.e., between John Milton and Jane Austen). Covers the full range of the period's genres, except for the novel, and includes many of the period's major authors (John Bunyan, John Dryden, Aphra Behn, William Congreve, Jonathan Swift, Alexander Pope, John Gay, Thomas Gray, Samuel Johnson). Topics include the tension between Puritanism and Libertinism, the relation of 18th-century authors to their classical forbears, the contrast between country and city, and the growth of England's empire.
Restrictions: Junior standing required.
Usually offered: Alternate Years, spring semester.
Semester credits: 4.