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The Transatlantic Eighteenth Century: City, Country, Colony
ENGL 358
Fall 2006 not offered

Transnationalism is not new. The literatures and cultures of eighteenth-century Europe and America were every bit as interconnected as global literatures and cultures today In this course we will see how European ideas of nature and culture, civilization and barbarism, urban corruption and rural innocence affected the colonial experience in America and were forever altered by it. We will look, for example, at the influence of the literary cultures of London and Paris on the young printer Benjamin Franklin and the African American poet Phillis Wheatley. We will read satires of urban life by Pope and Swift. We will see how Rousseau's ideas about rustic virtue and the noble savage fared in the New World. And we will ask how imperial culture and the transatlantic trade changed rural and urban Europe.

Essential Capabilities: Speaking, Writing
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: HA ENGL
Course Format: Lecture/DiscussionGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: None

Last Updated on APR-18-2024
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