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SEX, DEATH, AND PHILOSOPHY: LIBERTINISM AND EIGHTEENTH-CENTURY BRITISH LITERATURE
The restoration of the monarchy in 1660 ushered in a new and sometimes frightening era of philosophical, social, and sexual freedom. This course explores Libertinism, a subversive doctrine that challenged cultural and sexual norms, through the poems, plays, and prose of the late 17th and early 18th centuries.
Prerequisite(s): At least 60% in 1.0 of English 1020-1999 or permission of the Department.