Fall 2017

Great English Writers

Listed in: English, as ENGL-341


William H. Pritchard (Section 01)


[before 1800]  A study of six classic writers from the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries:  Ben Jonson, Milton, Dryden, Pope, Swift, and Samuel Johnson.  Among the readings are:  Jonson, poems and Volpone; Milton, Comus, “Lycidas” and Paradise Lost; Dryden, poems and critical prose; Pope, “The Rape of the Lock,” Essay on Man, The Dunciad; Swift, Tale of a Tub, Gulliver’s Travels, poems; Johnson, poems, Rasselas, Prefaces to Shakespeare and to the Dictionary, passages from Boswell’s Life of Johnson.

Fall semester.  Professor Emeritus Pritchard.


2022-23: Not offered
Other years: Offered in Fall 2013, Fall 2017, Spring 2020