Economies of Identity: Public/Private Constructs in

Restoration and Eighteenth-Century British Literature

Schedule of Readings and Writings

Week One: January 17/19

Introduction to the Course

“The Golden Age”

Week Two: January 24/26

The Country Wife

Week Three (Mon 30=Last Add/Drop) January 31/2

Critical Essays and Oroonoko

Week Four February 7/9


“Wife's Resentment”


Week Five February 14/16

Conscious Lovers

Week Six: February 21/23

Man of Feeling


Week Seven February 28/2

Paper Topics & Writing Instruction


Week Eight March 14/16

Poetry Packet I Essay I Due

Week Nine March 21/23

Rochester's Poetry

Week Ten (Mon 27=Last W) March 28/30

Rochester's Impotence Poetry & Nussbaum's Essay

Swift's "Modest Proposal" & "Meditations on a BroomStick"

Week Eleven April 4/6

Swift's Poetry

Swift, Sections V, VII, & IX from Tale of a Tub

Week Twelve April 11/13

Tristram Shandy

Tuesday: Books I-II

Thursday: Books III-IV

Week Thirteen April 18/20

Tristram Shandy

Tuesday: Books V-VI

Thursday: Books VII-IX

Week Fourteen April 25/27

She Stoops to Conquer

Final Week May 1-6

Essay II Due