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Assignments for the course will be posted here. The assignments are in PDF format.

Literary Period Responses

  1. 18th Century Literature

    Links to Reading Choices for Response

  2. Romanticism

    Links to Reading Choices for Response

  3. Victorian Age

    Reading Choices for Response (CR signifies the text is in the Course Reader)

  4. [Optional/Extra Credit] 20th Century

    Links to Reading Choices for Response

Sample Student Responses

On Pope's Essay on Man by Adriana Soto

On Addison's Essay by Johnny Brunz

On Gulliver's Travels by Lisa Martinez

On Gulliver's Travels by Isaac Orduna

An Invitation into Romantic Madness (on Clare's "An Invite to Eternity" by Jong Lee

A Man Speaking to Men (on Shelley's "England in 1819") by Alana Stilwagen

A Poetic Children’s Reaction to Industrialization and Laissez Faire by Luis Antezana

Argumentative Essay Assignment

Essay Assignment

Sample Student Essays

Dryden's "Mac Flecknoe" and the Soul of Wit by Heidi Harris

The Rape of an Idle Society by Jennifer Gazvoda

From Man to Yahoo in Gulliver’s Travels by Harry Conley

Jonathan Swift: On Our Desire for Trust by Kerry West

The Borders of Idleness by Haik J. Movsisian

Engraving Injustice: William Blake’s Poetic and Illustrative Depictions of "The Chimney Sweeper" in Songs of Innocence and of Experience by Shannon Will

Sweeping the Ugliness Away: Blake’s Indictment of Institutionalized Religion by MaryAnn Orozco

Modest Beauty in Simon Lee by Jackie Lechtholz-Zey

City Life vs. The Natural World: This World Isn't Big Enough for the Both of Us by Cesar Castellanos

An Obscured Reality by Jitender Rajpoot

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