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The 18th Century: Scandal and Sociability - ENGL3623

Year - 2019

In eighteenth-century Britain, authors were brought into new relation with readers. Commercial publication, now central to literary production and dissemination, meant texts reached an anonymous and potentially limitless readership. How did awareness of this new public dimension shape literary texts? Students will evaluate the constitutive role of scandal and sociability in the period's most important texts. We will focus on the development of the novel as a sociable form, and assess recent theories addressing public engagement in eighteenth-century literature.

1x1-hr lecture/week, 1x2-hr seminar/week

1x1500wd research report (40%), 1x2500wd research essay (50%), 1x500wd discussion paper (10%)


12 credit points at 2000 level in English or 12 credit points at 2000 level in Australian Literature




Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences

Semester 1

25 Feb 2019

Department/School: English
Study Mode: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Census Date: 31 Mar 2019
Unit of study level: Senior
Credit points: 6.0
EFTSL: 0.125
Available for study abroad and exchange: No
Faculty/department permission required? No
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