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A Syllabus Treasury

NASSR Anti-Racist Pedagogy Contest 2023

Joint winners: Carmen Faye Mathes, University of Regina, and Thom Van Camp, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Finalists: Andrew McInnes, Edge Hill University, and Taylor Schey, North Carolina State University

The 2023 syllabuses are linked here:

Romanticism, Labour and Longing

Romanticism After Black Studies

Romantic Movements

Race-Making & Romanticism

Previous winning syllabuses in the NASSR contest are archived:



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

Eighteenth-Century Writing, 2019, James Wood, University of East Anglia

Even Stranger Things: The Early Gothic, English 4ST3, 2019, Stacy Ann Creech, McMaster University

Global Crossroads undergraduate and graduate syllabuses, created and provided by Rebekah Mitsein, Boston College

Eighteenth-Century Performance Practices: The Early Actress , Elaine McGirr, University of Bristol

Observing and Recording the Eighteenth Century, Megan Peiser, Oakland University

Eighteenth-Century Black Lives, 1688-1838, English 450 | 2018, Kathleen Lubey, St. John’s University

Survey of American Literature to the Civil War, Ula Klein

Syllabuses discovered online 29 January 2018:

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

Fashion as History, Arianne Chernock

Irish Literature, 1700-1900: Satire, Sentiment, and the Gothic, 2016, Julia M. Wright, Dalhousie University

Eighteenth-Century Literature, John Gilmore, University of Warwick

Course materials and syllabuses collected by Jack Lynch:

Restoration and Eighteenth-Century Literature course and Eighteenth-Century British Women’s Literature course, Leigh Dillard, University of North Georgia

Seth Rudy (@SethRudy on Twitter): SethRudy_2013ProseFictionC18Britain_ENGL_345_pdf and SethRudy_2015_ENGL_265LiteratureScienceAgeEnlightenment_pdf and SethRudy_2012_ENGL343LondonCallingC18EnglishLiterature_pdf

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

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

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

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

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

English 322 Eighteenth Century Fiction, Paul Delany, Simon Fraser University

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

C18BritishNovel_NBirns_via_Academia_dot_edu, Nicholas Birns, The New School, Eugene Lang College, Department of Literary Studies

The Beginning of the English Novel Behn, Ruth Nestvold, 1997

Rise of the English Novel, 2014, Judith E. Frank, Amherst College

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

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

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

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


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


C18KabalisticThoughandLiterature_pdf, Rabbi Shlomie Chein, UC Santa Cruz

PS “The ‘Other’ Eighteenth Century,”

Eighteenth-Century Literature: Versions Of The Self In 18th-C Britain

Studies in Eighteenth-Century British Literature, 2007,

French studies syllabuses: