Wilfrid Laurier University Undergraduate Academic Calendar - 2011/2012
Canadian Excellence

Restoration and 18th-Century Literature
0.5 Credit

A study of mainly poetry, non-fictional prose and drama of 1660-1800, a period that has been described as the age of "tormented reason." This literature is rich in political and social thought, satire, philosophy and sentiment, as well as rebelliousness, comedy and mockery. Selections of works may include genres such as Restoration plays, mock heroic poems, biography, autobiography, essays, diaries, letters and travel writing, set in the context of various cultural and intellectual developments.

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