ENGLISH 350 - Literature in English to 1660
Winter 2023, Section 001 - Lovers and Fighters in Early English Literature
Instruction Mode: Section 001 is  In Person (see other Sections below)
Subject: English Language and Literature (ENGLISH)
Department: LSA English Language & Literature
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Requirements & Distribution:
Waitlist Capacity:
With permission of instructor.
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May not be repeated for credit.
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Start/End Date:
Full Term 1/4/23 - 4/18/23 (see other Sections below)
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This course will explore English literature from its beginnings in the late 600s up to and including William Shakespeare. We’ll study such notable texts as Beowulf, The Canterbury Tales, Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, The Faerie Queene, and Dr. Faustus, and we’ll also dig into less-known but perhaps even more important texts like the first book we know to have been written in English by a woman as well as  narratives trying to make sense of a large labor demonstration in London. As the course title promises, our focus will be on representations of love--romantic and otherwise--and depictions of warriors. Lovers and fighters change a lot in English literature between the 600s and the 1600s; we’ll track and investigate those changes and, as we do, learn a lot about the historical and cultural contexts that shaped the earliest stories in English. 

This course satisfies the following English major/minor requirement: Pre-1642


ENGLISH 350 - Literature in English to 1660
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001 (LEC)
 In Person
TuTh 1:00PM - 2:30PM
1/4/23 - 4/18/23

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