LIT108 English Literature 2 (8)


This subject examines central texts of English literature from the Augustan era (exemplified by Pope, Swift, Gay and Johnson) to the Romantic era (exemplified by Blake, Wordsworth, Mary Shelley and Keats).

+ Subject Availability Modes and Location

Session 2
InternalAlbury-Wodonga Campus
InternalBathurst Campus
InternalPort Macquarie
InternalWagga Wagga Campus
DistanceWagga Wagga Campus
Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: LIT108
Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.

Subject information

Duration Grading System School:
One sessionHD/FLSchool of Humanities and Social Sciences

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
- be able to demonstrate an accurate, critical and literary-historical understanding of eighteenth-century and early nineteenth-century English literature
- be able to demonstrate developed practical critical skills and literary-critical essay-writing skills


The subject will cover the following topics:
- Defoe, Moll Flanders - Gay, The Beggar's Opera - Swift, Gulliver's Travels (extracts) - Pope, shorter poems - Eighteenth-century women poets - Johnson, The Life of Savage - Sterne, The Sentimental Journey - Blake, Songs of Innocence and Experience (extracts) - Wordsworth, shorter poems; The Prelude, Books 1 & 2 - Shelley, Frankenstein - Keats, odes


The information contained in the 2016 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: 06 September 2016. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.