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CLASS # TOPICS ASSIGNMENTS
The New Science
1 Introduction.  
2 Locke, Essay Concerning Human Understanding. (sel.)  
3 Alexander Pope, Essay on Man, Books 1 & 2.  
4 Jonathan Swift, Gulliver’s Travels, Books 1 & 2.  
5 Swift, Gulliver’s Travels, Books 3 & 4.  
6 Jonathan Swift and Lady Mary Wortley Montagu, Selected Poems.  
New Morality, New Men
7 Hume, “On Personal Identity” and Boswell, London Journal.  
8 Boswell’s London Journal. (cont.)  
9 Sterne’s Sentimental Journey.  
10 Sterne’s Sentimental Journey. (cont.)  
11 Equiano’s Interesting Narrative.  
12 Equiano’s Interesting Narrative. (cont.) First Essay Assignment (5-6 pages) due.
The Aesthetic Imagination
13 Addison’s Spectator, poems by Akenside and Collins.  
14 Young’s Night Thoughts, Warton’s “Pleasures of Melancholy.”  
15 Thomas Gray, selected poems.  
16 Blake, Songs of Innocence and Experience.  
17 Blake, Songs of Innocence and Experience. (cont.)  
18 Wordsworth’s 1799 Prelude.  
Femininity and Other Social Constructions
19 Astell’s Serious Proposal to the Ladies.  
20 Wollstonecraft on the Rights of Woman, Barbauld’s “The Rights of Woman”.  
21 Robinson’s Sappho and Phaon.  
22 Mary Hays, Memoirs of Emma Courtney.  
23 Hays, Memoirs. (cont.)  
24 Mary Shelley, Frankenstein, vols. 1 & 2.  
25 Shelley, Frankenstein, vol. 3. Second Essay Assignment (8-10 pages) due.

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