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Topics in Restoration and Eigtheenth-Century Literature: Works of Laurence Sterne

Painting of Laurence Sterne

This course will engage with all of Sterne’s works: Tristram Shandy, A Sentimental Journey, The Sermons and minor writings. Among issues to be considered are: Sterne as precursor to the postmodern, as radical or conservative satirist, sentimentalist, Anglican minister, literary celebrity, etc. Approaches from all angles are welcome: theoretical, rhetorical, historical, political, obstetrical, etc. (most of ’em ending, as these do, in ical).

Department of English, Queen's University

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