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This lecture course traces a history of English literature from the Civil War to the end of what has been called "the long eighteenth century", a crucial time span in the genesis of British and Irish cultures and of modern Western cultures in general. The time span is associated with keywords like the Restoration of the Stuart monarchy, the flowering of the scientific spirit and the Enlightenment, the Great Fire and the building of a new London, the Glorious Revolution, the intellectual circles of London literary life, the Union of the Crowns, the House of Hanover, satire, the Augustan Age, the rise of the novel, the emergence of modern capitalism and global imperialism, financial scandals, the Jacobite risings, the age of sensibility, the second age of discovery, pre-Romanticism, the American War and Declaration of Independence, and the French Revolution. We will seek to discuss works of the following British and Irish writers: Samuel Pepys, John Dryden, John Wilmot (the Second Earl of Rochester), John Bunyan, William Wycherley, Aphra Behn, William Congreve, John Gay, Joseph Addison and Richard Steele, Daniel Defoe, Jonathan Swift, Alexander Pope, Samuel Richardson, Henry Fielding, James Thomson, Edward Young, Thomas Gray, Laurence Sterne, Samuel Johnson, Lady Mary Wortley Montagu, Frances Burney, Richard Brinsley Sheridan, Oliver Goldsmith. Due to the shortened semester, we may not be able to discuss works by all of them.
There will be a final test (45 mins) in the second half of the last lecture (2nd of February, 2021).
Stephen Greenblatt et al., eds. The Norton Anthology of English Literature. Tenth Edition. Package 1: Volumes A, B, C. New York: Norton, 2018. ISBN 978-0-393-60312-5
NB: For this lecture course, you will only need volume B, at the beginning, and, for the rest of the semester, volume C. You will be able to use these volumes also in other lectures and seminars.