Units of Study
ENGL2659 - The 18th Century: Scandal & Sociability
Semester 2, 2011 | Credit Points: 6
Coordinator: Nicola Parsons
Phone: +61 2 9036 7229
This unit examines the development of literature during the eighteenth century through two important literary and social figurations: scandal and sociability. We will investigate tropes of conversation, politeness and community as constitutents of literary texts as well as components of the spaces in which they were consumed. In addition, we will examine current theories regarding the development of a public sphere and the shifting social and cultural location of reading.
1x1500wd research exercise (30%) 1x2500wd research essay (45%), discussion board posts totalling 500 words (15%), tutorial participation (10%)
Delarivier Manley, The Adventures of Rivella
Daniel Defoe, Moll Flanders
Samuel Richardson, Pamela
Sarah Scott, Millenium Hall
A Resource book, available from the University Copy Centre
2x1-hr lectures/week and 1x1-hr tutorial/week
12 junior credit points in English
This unit is available as a designated 'Advanced' unit for students who are already enrolled in the BA (Advanced) degree program.
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