E302 1959 NASH
Literatures in English 1600-1800

11:15a-12:30p TR (30) 3 cr.

OPEN TO MAJORS ONLY. DECLARED MINORS OBTAIN AUTHORIZATION FROM BH 402.

TOPIC: AMBIGUITY, AMBIVALENCE, AND IRONY IN THE EIGHTEENTH CENTURY

Though I have not yet made a final selection of texts, we will be concerned with becoming more comfortable with the ways texts of the eighteenth century often enacted disparate--sometimes contradictory--meanings simultaneously. Students will be encouraged to pursue and develop relevant individual research interests in the period. Two papers will be required; the first brief (4-6 pages), the second more substantial (8-12 pages).