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    ENGL S-141. The Enlightenment Invention of the Modern Self

    Instructor: Lee Damrosch, PhD
    Day & Time: Tuesdays & Thursdays 8:30-11:30am (EDT)
    Summer 7-week session | CRN 35000
    Limited to 35 students

    This course is a study of major eighteenth-century autobiographical, fictional, and philosophical texts that explore the paradoxes of the modern self at a time when traditional religious and philosophical explanations were breaking down. Writers to be read include Mme. de Lafayette, Boswell, Voltaire, Gibbon, Diderot, Rousseau, Laclos, Franklin, and Blake. Due to the condensed summer schedule, the longer works, such as...

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