Park EN316: Revolution and Empire: British Literature from 1660-1900 (Spring 2021) Dashboard


This group represents Dr. Kikendall's EN316 class at Park University in Spring 2021.

In this course, we will explore some of the major authors, works, and movements in British literature from approximately 1660-1900. This includes the literary periods known as the Restoration and Eighteenth century, the Romantic era, and Victorian era.

Below you will see the list of readings for the course, but you can also look at the entire anthology here:

Week 1: Excerpts from John Locke and Mary Astell (divided by group) -- This reading is provided as a PDF

Week 2: Jonathan Swift's "A Modest Proposal" and "The Lady's Dressing Room,"  Lady Mary Wortley Montagu's "The Reasons that Induced Dr. S to write a poem called 'The Lady's Dressing Room'" and Alexander Pope's "The Rape of the Lock" 

Week 3: Lady Mary Wortley Montagu's "Turkish Embassy Letters" and Samuel Johnson's "Preface to A Dictionary of the English Language " and some definitions

Week 4: The History of Mary Prince

Week 5: Anna Letitia Barbauld's "The Mouse's Petition" and "Epistle to William Wilberforce, Esq. on the Rejection of the Bill for Abolishing the Slave Trade", Charlotte Smith's "Written in the Church-Yard at Middleton in Sussex" Readings from William Blake's Songs of Innocence and Songs of Experience : Selected poems

Week 6: Mary Wollstonecraft's Vindications of the Rights of Woman  (Read only the sections I've marked!) , Wordsworth and Coleridge's "Preface to the Lyrical Ballads

Week 7: William Wordsworth's Lines Written a Few Miles Above Tintern Abbey and Samuel Taylor Coleridge's Rime of the Ancient Mariner  and John Keats's "Ode on Grecian Urn "

Week 8: Choose ONE novel (Mansfield Park , Pride and Prejudice , Sense and Sensibility, or Persuasion) by Jane Austen and read the first three chapters.

Galleries, Timelines, and Maps

Posted by Stacey Kikendall on Sunday, February 7, 2021 - 17:58

This timeline presents important dates and events from the Restoration up through the end of the Victorian period, with special reference to authors and their works we read in class.

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