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NB: The syllabus will not be taught in chronological order

Primary works:

1 Geoffrey Chaucer (c. 1343—1400), The Wife of Bath’s Prologue (c. 1395) (in translation) In course compendium.

2 Daniel Defoe (1660—1731), The Shortest-Way with the Dissenters (pamphlet, 1702) In course compendium.

3 Jonathan Swift (1667—1745), A Modest Proposal for Preventing the Children of Poor People in Ireland, from being a Burden to their Parents or Country; and for making them beneficial to the Publick (pamphlet, 1729) In course compendium.

4 Jane Austen (1775—1817), Northanger Abbey (1817, written 1798—1803), ed. Marilyn Butler (Penguin Classics, 2003, ISBN 0141439793)

5 Students may choose either

Aldous Huxley (1894—1963), Brave New World (1932) (Vintage, 2004, ISBN 0099458160)

or George Orwell (1903—1950), Animal Farm (1945), ed. Malcolm Bradbury (Penguin, 2000, ISBN 0141182709)

or Kurt Vonnegut (1922—), Slaughterhouse Five: Or, The Children's Crusade, a Duty-Dance with Death (1969) (Delta, 1999, ISBN 0385333846)

6 Stanley Kubrick (1928—99), A Clockwork Orange (1971), film based on Anthony Burgess’s novel, 1962 (available on DVD, Warner Home Video, 2001)

7 David Lodge (1935—), Nice Work (1988) (Penguin, 1989, ISBN 0140119205)

Students reading this course at ‘4000’ level (as a ‘heisemne’) will also read Jonathan Swift, Gulliver’s Travels (1726)

Secondary literature: Compendium of extracts from critical works:

Northrop Frye, Anatomy of Criticism: Four Essays (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1957), 223—39, 308—12

Oliver Watkins Ferguson, Jonathan Swift and Ireland (Urbana, Ill.: University of Illinois Press, 1962), 170—6

Dustin Griffin, Satire: A Critical Reintroduction (Lexington: University Press of Kentucky, 1994), 1—34, 185—99, 223—36

Gilbert Highet, The Anatomy of Satire (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1962), ix—xv, 3—66, 177—90, 231—44

Charles A. Knight, The Literature of Satire (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2004), 1—49, 203—7, 273 – 7, 294

Maximillian E. Novak, Daniel Defoe: Master of Fictions. His Life and Ideas (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2001), 168—88

Margaret Rose: Parody: Ancient, Modern, Postmodern (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1993), 80—90

 

The course compendium is available from Kopiutsalget, Akademika, at the beginning of term.

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