Daniel Defoe's Moll FlandersIn ENG 224: Eighteenth-Century Literature and Culture, Professor James Mulholland introduces students to the poetry, prose, drama, and culture of the late 17th century and early 18th century.  Students have an opportunity to examine the enormous political, social and literary changes that occur with the advent of modern Great Britain by reading traditional authors such as Swift, Rochester, Dryden and Pope, as well as recently “discovered” authors like Lady Mary Wortley Montagu, Anne Finch and Aphra Behn. Emphasizing the important relationship between the literature and the culture of the time, students look at Pepys’s accounts of England during fire, plague and political upheaval; explore the emergence of modern journalism in Addison, Steel and Haywood; and read travel narratives that help bring into focus British encounters – and responses to encounters – with the cultures and people of the Americas, the Near East, India and the Pacific Islands.