Goals and Objectives, Texts, Schedule, Grading, Journals and Responses, Midterm Paper, Final Exam
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This course is designed to introduce you to some of the masterworks of English literature written between 1660 and 1785. The period is variously called the Age of Enlightenment, the Long Eighteenth Century, and the Restoration and Eighteenth Century.
The online platform Blackboard will allow us to exchange ideas and information with the whole class. Questions posted to the day's web page will foster class discussion and provide material for Journal entries and Responses. Access Blackboard through MySuffolk at <http://www.suffolk.edu/campuscruiser/index.html>. To access Blackboard, you must turn off Pop-Up Blockers. For helpful illustrated instructions for accessing and using Blackboard and podcasts, go to Blackboard 9: Students created by SBS and CAS Academic Computing. (If the link doesn’t work, copy and paste the following URL into your browser: http://suffolk.screenstepslive.com/spaces/1050/manuals/bb9_students .)
Credit Hours: 4.0
Suffolk University follows the Federal Government’s Credit Hour definition:
“As an amount of work represented in intended learning outcomes and verified by evidence of student achievement that is an institutional established equivalence that reasonably approximates no less than: One hour of classroom or direct faculty instruction and a minimum of two hours of student work out of the classroom each week for approximately fifteen weeks for one semester hour of credit.”
This means that in addition to three hours a week in class, you should spend about ten hours a week completing reading and writing assignments for this course, including studying for the final exam. Some weeks may require less time, others may require more.
The Broadview Anthology of British Literature: Volume 3 The Restoration and the Eighteenth Century. 2nd ed. Ed. Joseph Black, et. al. Peterborough, Ont.: Broadview P, 2012. Print.
Hacker, Diana and Nancy Sommers. A Pocket Style Manual. 6th ed. Boston: Bedford/St. Martin's, 2012. Print.
In responding to your papers, I will refer you to this book by page and section numbers or by the abbreviations and symbols explained on the "Revision Symbols" page, two pages before back flap.
|January 15||Introduction: This is (not) a syllabus.; Blackboard|
|January 17||"John Dryden 1631-1700" (69-71): John Dryden's "Prologue" to The Rival-Ladies (1664), "Epilogue" to Tyrannic Love (1669) (page 3 of file), "Prologue" to An Evening's Love" (1671), "Epilogue" to The Second Part of the Conquest of Granada (1672), "Prologue" to Aureng-Zebe (1675)||Journal 1
|January 22||"Prologue" to The Unhappy Favourite (1682), "Prologue" to Amphitryon (1690), "Epilogue" to Amphitryon (1690), and "Epilogue" to The Pilgrim (1700), and Jeremy Collier, A Short View of the Immorality and Profaneness of the English Stage (1698) (655-57)||Journal 2|
|January 24||Dryden, "To the Memory of Mr. Oldham" (1684) (91), To the Pious Memory of the Accomplished Young Lady Mrs.Anne Killigrew (1686) (pages 5-10)||Response 2|
|January 29||Dryden, "To My Dear Friend Mr. Congreve" (1694) (ed. G. G. Falle); Lady Mary Wortley Montagu, "To the Memory of Mr. Congreve". 1729. William Congreve: The Critical Heritage. Ed. Alexander Lindsay and Howard Erskine-Hill. London and New York: Routledge, 1989. ebrary. Web. 26 Jan. 2013. 198-99.||Journal 3|
|January 31||Andrew Marvell, "Flec[k]noe, An English Priest at Rome." (1645). Poems and Satires of Andrew Marvell, Sometime Member of Parliament for Hull. 2 vols. Ed. George Atherton Aitken. London: Lawrence & Bullen, 1892. 2: 3-9 (see Course Documents for some explanatory notes), "John Wilmot, Earl of Rochester 1647-80" (290-91), "An Allusion to The 10th Satyr of the 1st Book of Horace" (1675-77?) (see Course Documents for the text of the poem, a link to Horace's poem, and some explanatory notes).||Response 3|
|February 5||Dryden, "Mac Flecknoe" (1684) (86-90)||Journal 4|
|February 7||"Aphra Behn 1640-1689" (196-97), The Feigned Courtesans (1679), Acts I-II (BABL Online)||Response 4|
|February 12||The Feigned Courtesans, Acts III-V (BABL Online)||Journal 5|
|February 14||Dryden, Absalom and Achitophel (1681) (71-86) and John Wilmot, Second Earl of Rochester, "A Satyr on Charles II" (1674) (291-92)||Response 5|
|February 19||Absalom and Achitophel (1681) (71-86) and 2 Samuel 13-18||Journal 6|
|February 21||Dryden, "A Song for St. Cecilia's Day" (1687) (92-93) and "Alexander's Feast" (1697) (ed. Jack Lynch)||Response 6|
|February 26-28||Aphra Behn, Oroonoko (1688) (201-37)||Journal 7
|March 5||"William Wycherly, 1641-1716" (238-39) The Country Wife (1675), Acts I-II||Journal 8
|March 7||The Country Wife, Acts III-V||Response 8|
|March 12-14||Spring Break||Midterm Paper|
|March 19||Katherine Philips, "A Married State" (1664) (ed. Robert Pinsky), Margaret Cavendish, The Convent of Pleasure (1668), Act 3, pp. 20-24 (also in Course Documents), Mary, Lady Chudleigh, "To the Ladies" (1703) (ed. Ian Lancashire), Mary Wortley Montagu, "The Lover: A Ballad" (1748) (606-07), and "Epistle from Mrs. Yonge to Her Husband" (1724) (607-08); Daniel Defoe, Roxana, Chapter 8 (excerpts) (1724)||Journal 9|
|March 21||Aphra Behn, "The Disappointment" (1680) (197-99); John Wilmot, Earl of Rochester, "The Imperfect Enjoyment" (1680) (299-300); Jonathan Swift, "The Lady's Dressing Room" (1732) (379-81); Mary Wortley Montagu, "The Reasons that Induced Dr. S. to write a Poem called 'The Lady's Dressing Room'" (1734) (605-06)||Response 9|
|March 26||Johnathan Swift, Gulliver's Travels (1726), Part 1 (389-420)||Journal 10|
|March 28||Gulliver's Travels, Part 4 (484-519)||Responses 10|
|April 2-4||"Alexander Pope 1688-1744" (540-42), The Rape of the Lock (1712) (555-68)|| Journal 11
|April 9-11||Pope, "An Epistle from Mr. Pope to Dr. Arbuthnot" (1735) (584-91)||Journal 12 |
|April 16||John Gay, The Beggar's Opera (1728) (BABL Online), Act I (1-14)||Journal 13|
|April 18||The Beggar's Opera (BABL Online), Act II-III (14-41)||Response 13|
|April 23-25||"Samuel Johnson 1709-1784" (759-61), "The Vanity of Human Wishes" (1749) (761-65); Rasselas (1759) (ed. Jack Lynch); "Thomas Gray 1716-1771" (804-05), "Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard" (c. 1742-50) (807-09), William Hogarth, Marriage A-la Mode (1745) (922-27)||Journal 14
|May 2||Final Exam Paper||Post to Discussion Board.|
Education requires active participation of the whole class. We all have the obligation to contribute to the education of others in the class as well as our own. The only way to accomplish this is to attend class regularly, read texts carefully before class, complete assignments on time, bring books to class, and contribute to the discussion.
Before each class, post to Blackboard a Journal or Response writing assignment. Journals and Responses are designed to provoke discussion and to provide practice in written analysis. These writings will be graded mainly for insight, originality, and supporting evidence.
You should expect to spend at least three-four hours out of class completing the readings and assignments for each hour in class. This means that if you are not devoting at least ten hours a week out of class, you are not doing enough work. The key to success is working steadily throughout the semester rather than depending on a few intensive spurts at midterm and finals time to carry you through.
Students with documented disabilities, who wish to request accommodations to ensure full participation in this and other courses, should contact the Office of Disability Services at (617) 994-6820.The office is located at 73 Tremont Street, 7th floor.
|Course Requirements||Percentage of Grade|
|Journals and Responses||50%|