Units of Study

ENGL2659 - The 18th Century: Scandal & Sociability

Semester 1, 2013  |  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 (35%), 1x2500wd research essay (45%), 1x500wd discussion board posts (20%)


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,
1x1-hr tutorial/week


18 senior credit points from English or Australian Literature

Additional Information

As part of the 2014 curriculum review this unit of study has been replaced by ENGL3623. This unit of study will not be offered again.


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