ENGLISH 340 - Studies in Poetry
Winter 2020, Section 003 - 17th Century English Poetry
Instruction Mode: Section 003 is  In Person (see other Sections below)
Subject: English Language and Literature (ENGLISH)
Department: LSA English Language & Literature
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This course examines the writings of several English poets from the seventeenth century, including John Donne, George Herbert, and John Milton. While we will cover some biographical materials regarding these authors, we will spend the majority of our time focused on their poetic output. Our course will conclude with a sustained, careful study of 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
Schedule Listing
001 (SEM)
 In Person
MW 11:30AM - 1:00PM
002 (SEM)
 In Person
TuTh 1:00PM - 2:30PM
003 (SEM)
 In Person
MW 10:00AM - 11:30AM

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