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).

No offerings have been identified for this subject in 2021.

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

Indicative Assessment

The following table summarises the assessment tasks for the online offering of LIT108 in Session 2 2020. Please note this is a guide only. Assessment tasks are regularly updated and can also differ to suit the mode of study (online or on campus).

Item Number
Value %
Paragraph responses
Powerpoint presentation on romantic poetry
Final essay

The information contained in the CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: May 2021. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.