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 Outlines
Current CSU students can view Subject Outlines for recent sessions. Please note that Subject Outlines and assessment tasks are updated each session.


Session 2 (60)
On Campus
Albury-Wodonga Campus
Bathurst Campus
Port Macquarie Campus
Wagga Wagga Campus
Wagga 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

Grading System



One session


School of Humanities and Social Sciences

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to demonstrate an accurate, critical and literaryhistorical understanding of eighteenthcentury and early nineteenthcentury English literature
  • be able to demonstrate developed practical critical skills and literarycritical essaywriting skills


This 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


Current Students

For any enquiries about subject selection or course structure please contact Student Central or or phone on 1800 275 278.

Prospective Students

For further information about Charles Sturt University, or this course offering, please contact info.csu on 1800 275 278 (free call within Australia) or enquire online.

The information contained in the 2018 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: August 2018. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.