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ENGL BC3160 The English Colloquium. 4 points.

BC: Fulfillment of General Education Requirement: Reason and Value (REA)., BC: Fulfillment of General Education Requirement: Literature (LIT)., BC: Fulfillment of General Education Requirement: Ethics and Values.

Prerequisites: Enrollment limited to Barnard English majors.

In the Enlightenment colloquium we will look at English and European imaginative and intellectual life during the late seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. During this period, writers tried in new ways to reconcile the tensions between reason and religion. Categories of thought that underlie our world today were taking shape: secularity, progress, the public and the private, individual rights, religious tolerance. Writers articulated principles of equality in an era of slavery. Literary forms like the novel, which emerges into prominence during this period, express in irreducibly complex ways these and other changes. In this intensive course, we will study from multiple angles a variety of authors that may include Hobbes, Dryden, Locke, Spinoza, Lafayette, Defoe, Swift, Pope, Richardson, Voltaire, Fielding, Johnson, Diderot, Sterne, and Wollstonecraft, among others.

Spring 2021: ENGL BC3160
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
ENGL 3160 001/00298 Th 11:00am - 12:50pm
Room TBA
Achsah Guibbory 4 16/14
ENGL 3160 002/00301 M 2:10pm - 4:00pm
Room TBA
Jayne Hildebrand 4 14/14
ENGL 3160 003/00303 T 4:10pm - 6:00pm
Room TBA
Andrew Lynn 4 15/14
ENGL 3160 004/00655 M 6:10pm - 8:00pm
Ll001 Milstein Center
Eugene Petracca 4 12/14


Barnard College

...from Other Departments Colloquia Substitutions ENGL BC3159 and ENGL BC3160 are required of English majors...