Samuel Pepys and his World: Living and Writing in Restoration London
Module code: ESH6035
Credits: 15.0 Semester: SEM2 Timetable:
Semester 2: Friday 10 am -11 am
Contact: Dr Tessa Whitehouse Overlap: None Prerequisite: None
In this module we encounter the life and literature of Restoration London through the eyes of Samuel Pepys, who experienced London at its most apocalyptic (the Plague and the Fire) and London at its most ordinary. Pepys was curious about almost everything he witnessed and in his diary he recorded his reactions to plays and playhouses, Parliament and the royal court, and the worlds of books, music, and science. Each week we will read extracts from the diary alongside texts by Pepys¿s contemporaries, including examples of drama, life-writing, news, comedy, scientific writing, satire, poetry, and libertine literature.
Connected course(s): UDF DATA Assessment: 100.0% Coursework Level: 6