Units of Study

ENGL2659 - The 18th Century: Scandal & Sociability

Semester 2, 2011  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Nicola Parsons


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

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