ENGLISH 370 - Studies in Medieval and Renaissance Literature
Section: 101
Term: SP 2008
Subject: English Language and Literature (ENGLISH)
Department: LSA English Language & Literature
Waitlist Capacity:
With permission of instructor.
Class Misc Info:
This class satisfies the Pre-1600 requirement for English concentrators.
May be repeated for a maximum of 8 credit(s). May be elected more than once in the same term.
Primary Instructor:

This course will engage with literature from Beowulf to Paradise Lost. Our major theme for 2008 will be the way in which even the first of these represents a reworking of powerful earlier traditions, and then is available to later works which contest its authority. We will study 'tradition,' in short, and the ways by which 'the Last' becomes the ‘Next’ in an ongoing series.

We shall read some of the most dazzlingly interesting and beautifully constructed works in any language at any time. We will start with Beowulf, and continue with works by (among others) Chaucer, Marlowe, Spenser, Shakespeare, Donne, and Milton. The course will involve much discussion, some group projects, and (for those who wish to do so) a special hour set aside each week to discuss Shakespeare's Sonnets in the context of the European and English sonnet tradition.

Course Requirements: (two essays, one final exam)

ENGLISH 370 - Studies in Medieval and Renaissance Literature
Schedule Listing
101 (REC)
TuTh 9:00AM - 11:00AM
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