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Assignment: Restoration and Eighteenth-Century British Literature

Final Project Assignment Sheet Working in groups of two or three, write an imaginary dialogue among two or more eighteenth-century characters or authors.  You may select from any author we have read or any character in the plays, poems, essays, or novels we have read.  Each student will research biographical, cultural, and critical background information…

Syllabus: Novel Heroines and the Performance of Femininity in Eighteenth and Nineteenth-Century British Fiction

ENGL 2921H Topics in Literature: Novel Heroines and the Performance of Femininity in Eighteenth and Nineteenth-Century British Fiction Course Description: This course asks how heroines in eighteenth- and nineteenth-century British fiction comment on contemporary debates about women’s nature and roles.  Throughout the semester, we will focus on the ways our subjects reinforce, question, reject or…

Syllabus: The Courtship Novel in England

EN 2348 Spring 2008 Course Description: This course examines the courtship novel – a specific type of novel that treats the time between a young woman’s entrance into society and her marriage as the most important time in her life.  One could argue that courtship novels are still being written today; however, we’re going to…

Assignment: The Courtship Novel in England

EN 2348 Spring 2008: The Courtship Novel in England The Research Assignment Early in the semester I will arbitrarily divide you into groups. Each group will be assigned a particular topic and a particular novel.  Each person in the group will be responsible for writing a summary of a text I assign that pertains to the topic.  As a…

Syllabus: Reinventing Literary History: Women and Culture

First-Year Seminar/Spring 2011 Course Description: Students in First-Year Seminars will develop their skills in critical reading and analysis, writing, and effective speaking.  They will assess and use textual evidence in support of oral and written arguments.  Finally, they will explore important issues through significant texts ranging across genres, disciplines, and historical periods.  The object of “Reinventing…

Syllabus: Women and the Enlightenment: Readings in Intellectual and Literary History, 1660-1800

Syllabus: Women and the Enlightenment: Readings in Intellectual and Literary History, 1660-1800 Fall 2011 If all men are born free, how is it that all Women are born slaves? Mary Astell, “Preface,” Some Reflections Upon Marriage (1706) Course Description: Enlightenment writers imagined a world transformed by human endeavour–both intellectual and practical. This course will study women’s…