English 241os. Objects and Subjects in 18th-Century Literature

Instructor: Deidre Shauna Lynch

Wednesdays, 12-2 pm | Location: Barker 269

Collectibles, fetishes, fashionable commodities, and curious specimens often claim center-stage in 18th-century literary culture, where they challenge persons’ sense of themselves and their properties and privileges. Drawing on writings by Defoe, Swift, Pope, Barbauld, Burney, Equiano, and others, and histories of science, shopping, and property and slave law, this course investigates that upstaging.

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