English | Literatures in English 1600-1800
E302 | 4730 | JoEllen DeLucia
E302 4730 Literatures in English 1600-1800
1:30p-2:20p D (30 students) 3 cr., A&H.
TOPIC: "Bodies, Boundaries, and 'Blank' Spaces: Mapping Early
In this survey of literatures in English during the seventeenth and
eighteenth centuries, we will examine how literature shaped and was
shaped by the radical transformations of sacred, geographic, and
domestic space that occurred during the period. This class will use
literature to examine a number of these transformations: the
reorganization of the cosmos, the development of transatlantic
trade, the colonization of the Americas, the transformation of
England into Great Britain in 1707, the relationship between the
city and the country, and the redefinition of the private and
women’s place within it. Assignments will include weekly quizzes
and posts to oncourse, a short paper, and a final exam.