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A Syllabus Treasury

Links and documents below to syllabuses for 18th-century studies courses.

Global Crossroads undergraduate and graduate syllabuses, created and provided by Rebekah Mitsein, Assistant Professor of English, Boston College

An eighteenth-century performance practices course syllabus provided by Elaine McGirr, SFHEA, Head of Theatre,
Reader in Theatre & Performance Histories, University of Bristol:
Eighteenth-Century Performance Practices: The Early Actress

Megan Peiser’s recent course syllabus:
Observing and Recording the Eighteenth Century, Oakland University

Kathleen Lubey has supplied the syllabus for a recent course:
Eighteenth-Century Black Lives, 1688-1838
English 450 | Spring 2018, St. John’s University, NY

Link to syllabus from Ula Klein, Survey of American Literature to the Civil War

Syllabuses discovered in online search 29 January 2018:

English Literature of the Long 18th Century Gone Global, by Humberto Garcia

History of Science, Andrew Gregory

Fashion as History, Arianne Chernock

Links to Julia M. Wright’s syllabuses, including 18th-century, Gothic, and Romanticism courses:

Consumption and Culture in the 18th Century, Charles Walton

Eighteenth-Century Literature, Christina Lupton and David Taylor

Introduction to 18th-Century Studies, Rebecca Spang and Richard Nash

Laura L. Runge, Introduction to 18th-Century Literature and Research

and Eighteenth-Century Novel and Theory

Links to course materials and syllabuses collected by Jack Lynch:

Link supplied by Rebecca L. Spang, Indiana U Bloomington (@RebeccaSpang on Twitter):
Undergrad Enlightenment course_2012.

Links supplied by Leigh G. Dillard, PhD, Assistant Professor of English, University of North Georgia:

Restoration and Eighteenth-Century Literature course

Eighteenth-Century British Women’s Literature course

Links supplied by Seth Rudy (@SethRudy on Twitter):




Links supplied by Rachel Sagner Burrma (@rbuurma on Twitter):

Betty Joseph, Rice University, 2015

Eighteenth-Century Novels
Marta Kvande, Texas Tech University, 2015

Rise of the Novel
Charles Knight, University of Massachusetts Boston, 2002

The Rise of the Novel
Lisa Maruca, Wayne State University

The Rise of the Novel
Sam Cahill, Nanyang Technological University, 2015

English Novel
Daniel P. Gunn, University of Maine Farmington, 1999

Cultural Materialism and the Rise of the Novel
Melissa Bloom, St. John Fisher University, English 440: Senior Seminar, Fall 2006

The Rise of the Novel
Rachel Buurma, Swarthmore College, 2012

The Eighteenth Century English Novel
Lilia Melani, Brooklyn College, 2004

The English Novel
Brian Reed, Mercyhurst University, 2012

Histories & Theories of the 18th-C British Novel
Emily Kugler, Colby, 2012

English 556: The 18th-Century English Novel
John Harwood, Penn State

English 322 Eighteenth Century Fiction
Paul Delany, Simon Fraser University
Accessed via link from Jack Lynch’s list of syllabi:

The English Novel in the Eighteenth Century
Janine Barchas, University of Texas Austin, 2010

Dan White, University of Toronto

The Eighteenth-Century English Novel_English349_2000
Jack Lynch, Rutgers University

The Novel in the History of Mediation
William Warner, UCSB, 2011

18th-Century British Novel, Instructor C. Sussman, Duke University, 2014
Charlotte Sussman, Duke University

Nicholas Birns, The New School, Eugene Lang College, Department of Literary Studies

Eighteenth-Century Fiction and the Rise of the Novel, University of Southhampton

Ruth Nestvold, 1997

Judith E. Frank, Amherst College, 2014

English 563: Eighteenth-Century British Novel
John Morillo, North Carolina State, Eighteenth-Century British Novel, 2012

ENG 760 Rise of the Novel syllabus – Anne H. Stevens
Anne H. Stevens, Rise of the Novel, graduate seminar

18th-Century British Novel, Fall, 1998
Julie Schaffer, 18th-Century British Novel, University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, 1998

English 87100 The Rise of the Novel
David Richter, Queens College, 2011

More links to syllabuses discovered in a Google Search 20 December 2016:


Eighteenth-Century Media, by S. Hammerschmidt, Arizona State U.



C18 Kabbalistic Thought and Literature by Rabbi Shlomie Chein, UC Santa Cruz:


French studies syllabuses:

Restoration and 18th-century drama:





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