Swift and Pope (LIT4252.01)

Brooke Allen

This class will concentrate on the Augustan authors Jonathan Swift (1667-1745) and Alexander Pope (1688-1744). We will read many of the two writers’ major works: from Pope, Essay on Criticism, Essay on Man, The Rape of the Lock, The Dunciad, Imitations of Horace, Epistle to Dr Arbuthnot, and Moral Essays; from Swift, Gulliver’s Travels, A Modest Proposal, Journal to Stella, Drapier’s Letters, Battle of the Books, Tale of a Tub, and An Argument Against Establishing Christianity.

Prerequisites: Permission of the instructor. Please submit writing sample by April 29 to balllen@bennington.edu. Lists will be posted on the literature board on the second floor of Barn on May 5.
Credits: 4
M 2:10pm - 4:00pm; Th 2:10pm - 4:00pm
Maximum Enrollment: 20
Course Frequency:
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