English 47. Arrivals: British Literature 700-1700

Instructor: Brandon Tilley

Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10-11 am | Location: Barker 018

Enrollment: Limited to 27 students.

This course will introduce some of the best texts of the first millennium of English literature—roughly, 700-1700.  We will sample different literary genres (e.g., epic, romance, drama, lyric) and modes (e.g., pastoral, satire, parabiblical), and hone skills of reading and writing crucial to appreciating literature in nuanced, supple ways.  Readings include Beowulf, Chaucer, Langland, Wyatt, Spenser, Marlowe, Shakespeare, Donne, Milton, Pope and more.

Note: Be sure to attend first class meeting to be considered for admittance.

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