Stuart Sherman, ed., The Longman Anthology of British Literature, Volume 1C: The Restoration and the Eighteenth Century

Samuel Richardson, Pamela, or, Virtue Rewarded (Penguin)

(Page numbers correspond to pages in the Sherman anthology;
links connect to the outside readings for that day's class, where needed)

January 16--Introduction to course

21 --Samuel Pepys, from his Diary, 2086-2112
introduction to the anthology, 2061-2084
23--Pepys, continued
plus John Wilmot, Earl of Rochester, poems, 2277-2288

28--William Wycherley, The Country Wife, 2288-2356
30--The Country Wife,
plus Mary Astell, from Serious Reflections upon Marriage, 2357-2366

February 4--Aphra Behn, Oroonoko, 2235-2277
6--Behn and Coterie Writing, 2213-2235

11--Alexander Pope, "Windsor-Forest" and "The Rape of the Lock," 2493-2523
13--Jonathan Swift, poems, 2437-2461;
Lady Mary Wortley Montagu, poems, 2580-2585

Institutions of Print Culture
18--"Reading Papers," (2387-2408);
Samuel Johnson, from A Dictionary of the English Language, 2760-2774
20--no class meeting

25-- John Gay, The Beggar's Opera, plus "influence and impact," 2585-2646
27--Midterm Exam

A New Species of Writing
March 11--Samuel Richardson, Pamela, 43-178
11-- Pamela, 178-379

18--Pamela, 379-516
20--Henry Fielding, Shamela

Sensibility and its Discontents
25--Thomas Grey, "Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard," 2715-1718;
Henry Mackenzie, from The Man of Feeling
27--"Perspectives: Mind and God," 2656-2687

April 1--James Thomson, "Winter" and "Autumn," 2688-2696
3-- "The Seasons and its Time," 2697-2707

8--Richard Brinsley Sheridan, The School for Scandal, 2886
10--School for Scandal

Public Lives, Private Selves
15--Samuel Johnson, "On the Death of Robert Levet,"
Rambler #60, Idler #84 and 97,
from The History of Rasselas, 2774-2783
17--Johnson, Travel Writings, 2794-2808; from Annals, 2818-2822

22--James Boswell, from the London Journal, 2828-2835;
from My Last Interview with David Hume, 2835-2838,
from The Life of Samuel Johnson, 2843-2858
24--Hester Thrale, from The Family Book and Thraliana, 2859-2873

29--Edmund Burke, from Reflections on the Revolution in France
Thomas Paine, from Rights of Man
Mary Wollstonecraft, from A Vindication of the Rights of Man