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Eighteenth Century Pop Culture


In this course, we will interrogate the nebulous issue of taste -- political, literary, and moral of otherwise -- through a variety of texts, such as mock epics, trenchant satires, riveting periodicals, feisty novels, caustic engravings, flippant opera, and bawdy comedies, to consider ways in which Restoration and eighteenth century England negotiated the intersection and divide between high and low art.

Satisfies the Literary Studies, Creative Writing, and Rhetoric requirement.
Fulfills the Historical Approaches requirement of the English major.


First-year students require permission of the instructor.