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Harlots, Rakes, and Libertines
ENGL 217
Spring 2013 not offered
Crosslisting: FGSS 213

The Age of Enlightenment was also the age of the libertine, when artists, intellectuals, and members of European cities began to formulate new philosophies of pleasure and personal freedom aimed at liberating people from the tyranny of repressive dogmas. At the same time, the rapid growth of Europe's cities gave rise to many of the distinctive ills of modernity--increasing poverty, prostitution, and public disorder--prompting a conservative backlash from religious authorities who saw the traditional structures of family and religion under attack. This class will introduce students to some of the major literary and nonliterary texts of the libertine Enlightenment and will explore some of the historical roots of our present-day culture wars.
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: HA ENGL
Course Format: DiscussionGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (FGSS)

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