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Topic 13: English literature of the Restoration and the eighteenth century

  1. Literature of the Restoration: Poetry and Prose (Bunyan, Rochester, Aphra Behn, Dryden)
  2. Literature of the Restoration: "Restoration Drama" (Dryden, Wycherly, Congreve)
  3. Classicism: Critical Norms and Genres
  4. The Augustan Age: Alexander Pope
  5. The Rise of the Novel: the "True-Relation" Novel (Defoe), the "Comic Epic in Prose" (Fielding),
  6. The satirical allegorical tale (Swift)
  7. The Novel of Sensibility: Richardson, Sterne
  8. Narrative Strategies in the 18th-century noveL
  9. The Age of Sensibility: Theory (Shaftesbury and Young)
  10. The Age of Sensibility: the New Concept of the Relation of Nature and the Mind: Thomson, Cowper, Collins, Thomas Gray
  11. The Age of Sensibility: Invention or Discovery of the Past: Chatterton, Macpherson, Percy
  12. Synthesis and New Beginning (Jane Austen and Burns)

Required Reading


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