(SEC: 04693), T/TH 8:30 A.M.-10:00 A.M., 108C
Dr. Irving N. Rothman, Professor
OFFICE: 232B-C, 743-2962, <irothman@uh.edu>; HRS; T/TH 11:30-noon; 2:30-3 p.m. and by appt.


Swift, Jonathan. Gulliver's Travels. The Norton Edition.
Eighteenth-Century English Literature. Ed. Geoffrey Tillotson, Paul Fussell, and Marshall Waingrow. N.Y.: Harcourt B race and World, 1969.
Gibaldi, Joseph, and Walter Achtert. The MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers. 5th Edn. N.Y.: MLA, 1984.
Richard Lanham. A Handlist of Rhetorical Terms. A Guide for Students of English Literature. Berkeley and Los Angeles: University of California Press, 1969.


T 14 Introduction; History; Literary Genres  
TH 16 Literary Genres; Rochester, poems, pp. 33-38; Samuel Pepys, The Diary  
T 21 John Dryden, Marriage A-la-Mode;  
TH 23 John Dryden, Religio Laici, pp. 151-63. Absalom and Achitophel, pp. 131-46; Alexander's Feast, Ann Killigrew, St. Cecelia's Day Ode, Ann Finch, pp. 795-6; Sir John Denham, Cooper’s Hill, pp. 785-89. Robert Burns’ Birthday--January 25, 1759
T 28 Aphra Behn, Oroonoko [available texts] In-class Essay
TH-30 John Dryden, Marriage-a-la Mode, pp. 93-133  
T-4 Daniel Defoe; Survey of the Prose Works; Shortest Way with the Dissenters, pp. 234-42; Journal of the Plague Year, pp. 244-62  
T-6 Journalism, Steele/Addison, The Tatler, Nos. 1, 163, 169, 217.  
TH-11 Journ. Joseph Addison and Richard Steele, Spectator, Nos. 12, 58 61 78, 159, 193, 411-421  
T-13 Jonathan Swift, Gulliver's Travels, Book I & II.  
TH-18 Jonathan Swift, Gulliver's Travels, Books IV & III  
T-20 Jonathan Swift, poetry, pp. 359-400; A Modest Proposal, pp. 447-54; Argument Against the Abolishment of Christianity, Revision of In-class essay due
T-25 Alexander Pope, Essay on Criticism, 554-65; Windsor Forest, 586-88; Eloisa to Abelard, 602-60; the Heroic couplet 4x6" card with the title of your research project
TH-27 The Rape of the Lock, pp. 567-578  
3-8 Spring Holidays [No Classes]  
T-11 Pope, Essay on Man, pp. 635-50; Epistle to Burlington, pp. 656-60; The Epistle to Arbuthnot, pp. 660-66 Data Search Research Topic-

EPS, MLA Database (15”)

TH-13 The Dunciad, pp. 682-702; Mid-Term Examination Objective/Essay
T-18 Gay, The Beggar's Opera, pp. 518-49  
TH-20 William Hogarth, Rake's Progress, Harlot's Progress (slides), Research Abstract due w/4 topic sentences
T-25 James Thomson, The Seasons, pp. 706-25; The poetry of William Collins, pp. 915-27; Ode to Evening; Ode to Fear, Ode on the Poetical Character  
TH-27 Thomas Gray, Eton College, pp. 940-942; The Elegy on the Country Churchyard, pp. 943-44; Lord Holland's Seat, p. 2216  
T-1 Christopher Smart, Jubilate Agno, David , 1166-77; Samuel Johnson, Vanity of Human Wishes, 973-78. Single section draft (2-3 pp)


TH-3 Samuel Johnson, Vanity of Human Wishes, 973-78  
T 8 Samuel Johnson, Rasselas, pp. 1020-1066  
TH-10 James Boswell, The Journal, The Tour to the Hebrides, pp. 1131-64; The Life of Johnson [available editions]  
T-15 Crabbe, Parish Register, 1423-30; Borough, 1441-47;  
TH-17 Robert Burns, To a Mouse, p. 1465; To a Louse, p. 1467, Tam O’Shanter, pp. 1472-74; The Jolly Beggars, pp. 1475-80; Songs, 1483-89. Research Paper due
T-22 William Blake, Songs of Innocence, pp. 1494-96; Songs of Experience, pp. 1503-1506.  
TH-24 The Marriage of Heaven and Hell, p. 1496-1502; America  
TH-1 Reading Period  
T-6 Final Examination 8-11 a.m. Objective/written


In-Class Essay January 28
Revision of In-Class Essay Due February 27 15%
Gentleman's Magazine Worksheet (due) March 1 5%
Mid-Term Examination March 13 10%
Research Paper (10-12 pages + documentation; i.e., 2 books and 6 documented articles (with footnotes), with at least three items from the 1990’s. Check the library EPC.) April 17 20%
4X6" card with your name and topic Feb. 25
Computer databases search (CD Rom-Library) March 11 [MLA, A&HCI database]
Abstract (150-200 words) + 4 topic sentences March 20
Draft of one section (2-3 pp.) April 1
Class Participation and Oral Reports As assigned 10%
Editing Assignments As assigned 20%
Final Examination Thursday, May 6, 8-11 a.m. 20%


Each student will be asked to make an in-class presentation. That student's responsibility will include providing a summary of the work for distribution to other members of the class so that members build a set of notes useful in preparation for review. Each set of notes should consist of no more than a two-page, single-spaced handout.

Title of Work Date of the Work:
Author's Name Author's Dates:


Ruling Monarch:
Major historical events occurring at the time and dates:





Major Characters or Imagery Characteristic or identifying trait
















List 12-15 specific events that occur in the work:


List key poetic symbols or irhetorical effects, such as prosopopoeia (personification), asyndeton (lack of conjunctions: “I came, I saw, I conquered”), simile, metaphor, etc., as shown in Richard Lanham. A Handlist of Rhetorical Terms. A Guide for Students of English Literature. Berkeley and Los Angeles: University of California Press, 1969.

anaphora: “Bid Harbors open, publick Ways extend, / Bid Temples, worthier of the God, ascend; / Bid the broad Arch the dang’rous Flood contain: (ll. 197-99)
epitheton: “Where grateful Science still adores / Her Henry’s holy Shade; (ll. 3-4)
isocolon: “No Sense have they of Ills to come, / No Care beyond to-day:” (ll. 53-54)
prosopopoeia: “Ambition This shall tempt to rise, / Then whirl the Wretch from high” (ll. 71-72.
zeugma: “No Sense have they of Ills to come, / No Care beyond to-day” (ll. 53-54)

A memorable quotation from the work:


A memorable quotation from the work:



Signature of student making this presentation: