My Home
My Courses Directory
English at URI


The Sublime

Poetics and Politics of the Aesthetic in the Long 18th Century
and Beyond

Professor
J. Jennifer Jones

Overview
Schedule
Assignments
Student Writing


Evan Schneider, "The Concealed Figure: Hiding in Plain Sight"

Sarabeth Grant, "Rhetoric and the Republican Hero in Paradise Lost"

 

 

 

 

 

 

Office & Office Hours

Independence 175B
T 2-3:45pm and by appointment

Course Location & Time

Providence Campus
W 4-6:45pm

Required Texts

Course Packet. Available at Rhode Island Book Store

Longinus, On the Sublime. 1 A.D. Trans. W. H. Fyfe; Rev. D. A. Russell. Loeb Classical Library, 1996.
ISBN: 0674995635

 John Milton, Paradise Lost. 1674. Ed. Gordon Teskey. New York: Norton, 2005.
ISBN: 0393924289

 René Descartes, Meditations on First Philosophy. A Bilingual Edition. Ed. George Heffernan. Notre Dame: U. of Notre Dame P, 1990.
ISBN: 0268013810

The Book of Job. Trans. Stephen Mitchell. New York: Harper Perennial, 1992. ISBN: 0060969598

Edmund Burke, A Philosophical Enquiry into the Origin of our Ideas of the Sublime and Beautiful. 1757. Ed. James T. Boulton. Indiana: U of Notre Dame P, 1993.
ISBN: 0268000859

Immanuel Kant. The Critique of Judgement. 1790. Trans. James Creed Meredith. New York: Oxford UP, 1978. ISBN: 0198245890

Anne Radcliffe. The Italian. Ed. Frederick Garber. New York: Oxford UP, 1998.
ISBN: 0192832549

Jane Austen, Northanger Abbey. Ed. Marilyn Gaull. New York: Longman, 2004.
ISBN: 0321202082

Suggested Texts

Michael Greer. What Every Student Should Know About Citing Sources with MLA Documentation. New York: Longman, 2006.
ISBN: 0321447379

Joseph Gibaldi. MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers. 6th Rev. Edition. MLA P, 2003
ISBN: 0873529863

Diana Hacker. A Writer’s Reference. 5th Sprl edition. Bedford/St. Martin's P, 2003.
ISBN: 0312412622


Course Requirements

Participation (25%)
2 Short Essays (25%)
Seminar Paper (50%)