English | Special Topics in Literary Study & Theory
L680 | 12638 | Favret


L680/H699  12638/15581  FAVRET/WAHRMAN (#3)
Special Topics in Literary Study & Theory

4:40p– 7:00p M

TOPIC:  INTRODUCTION TO EIGHTEENTH CENTURY STUDIES
DEPARTMENT AUTHORIZATION REQUIRED

This course aims to give students a broad introduction to inter-
disciplinary work in the eighteenth century. The course will be
divided into units that investigate some of the narratives that have
governed study of the period (e.g. secularization and the place of
God; commercialization, or the so-called rise of the novel) and
compare the methodological approaches that underwrite these
narratives. A subsequent unit of the course will raise questions
about the Euro-centrism of most constructions of the Enlightenment
(and of the eighteenth-century more generally).  The final section
of the course will probably be devoted to the theme, “Forms of
Life,”  in preparation for the participation in the annual Workshop
at the end of May 2010, sponsored by the IU Center for 18th c.
Studies.  This course serves as prerequisite for the Minor in
Eighteenth-Century Studies

For further information about the course, contact  Mary Favret
(favretm) or Dror Wahrman (dwahrman).