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English Literature (ENG)
118 Prince Lucien Campbell, 541-346-3911
English
College of Arts & Sciences
M - Major, minor, pre-major, or concentration restrictions. If restricted by date, click on CRN to see effective dates; courses with no date are restricted through the registration deadline. Contact the academic department for additional information.
Course Data
  ENG 645   Top Colonial Science 5.00 cr.
Intensive study of one to three major authors or selected topics from the 18th century. Recent offerings include Enlightenment and Revolution. Repeatable.
Grading Options: Graded for all students
Instructor: Burkert ME-mail Office:   235 PLC
Phone:   (541) 346-0272
Only Open to Majors: English
Course Materials
 
  CRN Avail Max Time Day Location Instructor Notes
  22496 1 15 0900-1150 w 448 PLC Burkert M M
Academic Deadlines
Deadline     Last day to:
January 2:   Process a complete drop (100% refund, no W recorded)
January 8:   Drop this course (100% refund, no W recorded; after this date, W's are recorded)
January 8:   Process a complete drop (90% refund, no W recorded; after this date, W's are recorded)
January 9:   Process a complete withdrawal (90% refund, W recorded)
January 9:   Withdraw from this course (100% refund, W recorded)
January 10:   Add this course
January 10:   Last day to change to or from audit
January 16:   Process a complete withdrawal (75% refund, W recorded)
January 16:   Withdraw from this course (75% refund, W recorded)
January 23:   Process a complete withdrawal (50% refund, W recorded)
January 23:   Withdraw from this course (50% refund, W recorded)
January 30:   Process a complete withdrawal (25% refund, W recorded)
January 30:   Withdraw from this course (25% refund, W recorded)
February 20:   Withdraw from this course (0% refund, W recorded)
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Expanded Course Description
Scholars have long understood that Europe’s early modern scientific and colonial enterprises had a symbiotic relationship. New technologies of navigation, for example, enabled voyages to collect and classify botanical samples and to observe and taxonomize perceived racial differences. England’s “Scientific Revolution” coincided with its emergence as financial power over the long eighteenth century (1660-1800); both depended on the growth of its trade in goods extracted from stolen land and produced by kidnapped and enslaved people. In this class, we will study the interactions between science, colonialism, and empire through the lens of literature, including proto-science fiction by Jonathan Swift and Margaret Cavendish; a dramatic farce by Aphra Behn; poetry by Charlotte Smith; and Olaudah Equiano’s autobiographical account of enslavement and self-emancipation. We will read Daniel Defoe’s novel Robinson Crusoe and produce a digital edition of The Female American, a reimagining of Defoe’s masculinist and colonialist fantasy narrated by a woman of both white and Native American descent. We will put all of these texts into conversation with the UO Common Read selections—Braiding Sweetgrass and the 1619 Project—as well as recent research at the intersections Atlantic, Black diasporic, and Indigenous histories, feminist and queer thought, and disability studies.
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