Department of English

University of Toronto

ENG305H1S L5101

ENG305H1S   L5101   M6-9
Swift Pope and Contemporary 
Instructor: Professor Simon Dickie
Office Location: Jackman Humanities Building, 920
Email: simon.dickie@utoronto.ca

Brief Description of Course: A study of major works by Pope, Swift and their contemporaries, including Haywood, Lady Mary Wortley Montagu and some forgotten “minor” authors. We will locate these authors within their political, social and literary-historical contexts and explore a number of recurring topics including interactions between “high” and “low” culture, heated debates over the nature and ethics of satire, and travesty or burlesque as a distinctly transitional mode in literary history.

Required Reading: Jonathan Swift, Major Works, ed. Ross and Woolley (Oxford); Jonathan Swift, Gulliver’s Travels, ed. Rawson (Oxford).  Both texts are available at the Bob Miller Bookroom, 180 Bloor Street
***It is especially important that all students use the assigned edition of Gulliver's Travels
In addition, a short course reader (CR) will be available from the U of T Bookstore. Highly Recommended and also available at Bob Miller BookroomM.H. Abrams, A Glossary of Literary Terms.

First Three Authors/Texts: Swift, materials from course reader.

Method of Instruction: Lecture/discussion.

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