Satire, Scandal and Society 1700-1740

Queen Mary, University of London

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Satire, Scandal and Society 1700-1740

  • Host University

    Queen Mary, University of London

  • Location

    London, England

  • Area of Study


  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • UK Credits

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    Credits: 15.0
    Overlap: None
    Prerequisite: None

    This module examines the role played by satire and satirists in the cultural debates of the early eighteenth
    century, introducing students to modes of satire in a variety of genres. The module traces the genealogy of
    English Augustan satire and explores the ways in which classical models are imitated and adapted in response
    to the challenges of an increasingly commercial society. We will consider how the idea of $ùGrub Street reflects
    satirists anxieties about the innovative energy of a modern and supposedly debased literary culture. The module
    will also examine new forms of satiric writing in the period (such as scandal and gossip) and the social
    construction of the satirist, and will treat as central the question of the gendered status of satire.

    Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
    Level: 5

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