The Norton Anthology of English Literature 8th edition, Volume B: The Sixteenth Century and the Early
Seventeenth Century and Volume C: The Restoration and the Eighteenth Century
Tobias Smollett's Humphry Clinker ed. James L. Thorson, Norton Critical Edition, (1983)
Roy Porter, English Society in the 18th Century, second edition, Penguin, 1990, ISBN: 0140138196
William Harmon and Hugh Holman, Handbook to Literature, tenth edition, Prentice Hall, 2005. ISBN 0131344420 (hardcover)
Gibaldi, Joseph. MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers, sixth edition, New York: MLA, 2003 ISBN 0873529863
Faigley, Lester. Penguin Handbook, Longman Publishing, 2002. ISBN 0321067274
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This class will be interacting with the Blackboard website for ENL3230.001F06, to be
located on your MY USF website. To register and log in, visit https://my.usf.edu
You will find the discussion board for your weekly informal postings on this Blackboard site,
and I will also post assignments, messages and further information about the class on this site.
PLEASE CHECK IT FREQUENTLY.
My website: information on class, assignments and links to other important
sites on literature, etc.
Norton Topics Online contains important supplemental information,
texts and illustrations which we will be using throughout the semester.
Other important websites will be listed in the schedule of reading and following the assignments.
NOTE: Individual class notes with detailed reading assignments will be updated weekly.
Reading Suggestions: Please read the author headnote in the Norton Anthology for every author. Also read the period
introductory essay for essential background information. We will also be using the
Norton Online materials, and so
you should be prepared to read and consult the materials there.
Aug 29: Introductions: The Body in the 17th and 18th Centuries
Aug 31: Post #1 Due - Group B
Readings for 8/31- 9/14:
Sep 5: Post #1 Due - Group A
NAEL volume B, The Early Seventeenth Century 1603-1660 (1235-1259)
NAEL volume B, Literary Terminology (A41-A62)
NAEL volume B, John Donne (1260-1263) and esp. "The Flea" (1263), "A Valediction: Forbidding Mourning" (1275),
"The Ecstasy" (1276), "I am a Little World Made Cunningly" (1295)
NAEL volume B, Katherine Philips (1690-1695), and esp. "Upon the Double Murder of King Charles" (1691),
"To Mrs. M. A. at Parting" (1693), "On the Death of My First and Dearest Child" (1695)
NAEL Volume B, Andrew Marvell (1695-1697), and esp. "A Dialogue Between the Soul and Body" (1681),
"To His Coy Mistress" (1703), "The Garden" (1710)
Jonathan Sawday, The Body Emblazoned Chapter 1 and 2 (see Blackboard Course Documents)
History Timeline: Prelude, Civil Wars and Interregnum
Sep 7: Post #2 Due - Group B
Sep 12: Library Orientation: Tampa Campus Library Room 209.
Sep 19: Paper 1 due
John Milton, Paradise Lost (selections, see notes)
Post #3 Due - Group A
Sep 21: Post #4 Due - Group B
Sep 26: Post #4 Due - Group A
Sep 28: Post #5 Due - Group B
Oct 3: Film Discussion: Restoration (Miramax, 1996)
Oct 5: Aphra Behn, Oroonoko (2183-2226)
Oct 10: Post #6 Due - Group A
Oct 12: Post #7 Due - Group B
Oct 17: Behn, "The Disappointment" (2180); John Wilmot, Earl of Rochester "The Imperfect Enjoyment" (2169)
Oct 19: Midterm
Oct 24: Paper 2 due No POST DUE
Oct 26: No Class - work on history project - DUE: Midterm "Letter to the Professor" in lieu of Post 8-- Both Groups
Oct 31: Alexander Pope, Eloisa to Abelard (2532)
Nov 2: Lady Mary Wortley Montague, "Epistle from Mrs. Yonge" (2587)
Nov 7: Eliza Haywood, Fantomina (2566)
Nov 9: William Hogarth,Marriage A-La-Mode (2658)
Nov 14: Tobias Smollet, Humphry Clinker (separate edition)
Nov 16: Post #11 Due - Group B
Nov 21: Post #12 Due - Group A
Nov 28: Film Discussion, The Madness of King George (Orion, 1994)
Nov 30: Frances Burney, The Journal and Letters (2811-2827), esp. "Encountering the King" and "A Mastectomy"
Dec 5: Burney, continued
Also read Julia Epstein, "Writing the Unspeakable: Fanny Burney's Mastectomy and the Fictive Body," Representations, No. 16 (Autumn
1986): 131-166, which you can find through
JSTOR at the USF Library.
Dec 7: Conclusions- exam prep DUE: Paper 3
Dec 12: Final Exam (Tuesday 10:30-12:30)