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2015-2016 Catalog

ENG 323 The Age of Satire

Wit, irony, satire, burlesque, and farce from Dryden to Byron, seen against their contexts in eighteenth-century social, political, and literary controversy. Readings such as Gulliver's Travels and A Modest Proposal by Swift, Pope's The Rape of the Lock, Gay's Beggar's Opera, various burlesques and farces, Hogarth's satiric engravings, and portions of Byron's Don Juan. [W]


ENG 205 and a literary history course (ENG 206, ENG 210, ENG 211, ENG 212, or ENG 213), or permission of the instructor.