ENGLISH 340 - Studies in Poetry
Section: 201 17th Century English Poetry
Term: SU 2018
Subject: English Language and Literature (ENGLISH)
Department: LSA English Language & Literature
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This course examines the lives and writings of three English poets from the seventeenth century: John Donne, Mary Wroth, and John Milton. We will spend the majority of our time focused on the poetic output of these writers. This means absorbing the wide range of poetic forms employed by John Donne, and the remarkably unprecedented sonnet sequence written by Mary Wroth. Our course will conclude with a sustained, careful study of John Milton's Paradise Lost, one of the more amazing poems written in this, or any, age. Three assigned papers will invite students to think about issues of gender, religion, and politics, and how these—and other—topics overlap one another. There is no midterm in this course, and one of the three papers is in lieu of a final exam. Students should emerge from this class with a massively improved sense of how to read and write about challenging texts, and with a greater awareness of how historical circumstances shape the ways we think about our own bodies and selves.

ENGLISH 340 - Studies in Poetry
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201 (SEM)
TuTh 1:00PM - 4:00PM
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