English | English Poetry of the Early Seventeenth-Century
L317 | 11933 | Kathy Smith

Kathy Smith

11933 - 11:15a-12:30p TR (30 students) 3 cr., A&H.

This course is designed to enable students to read and acquire an
understanding and appreciation of the poetry of Donne, Herbert,
Vaughan, Crashaw, Jonson, Herrick, and Marvell while at the same
time introducing them to the historical, cultural, and intellectual
contexts contributing to the creation of the poetry. To that end, we
will identify and practice strategies for reading and writing about
early seventeenth century English poetry in the context of daily
class discussions, informal and formal writing assignments, quizzes,
and a comprehensive final exam. Attendance is required and daily
participation expected.

Texts: Maclean, ed. Ben Jonson and the Cavalier Poets [Norton],
Clements, ed. John Donne’s Poetry, 2nd ed. [Norton], Di Cesare, ed.
George Herbert and the Seventeenth- Century Religious Poets
[Norton], Rivers. Classical and Christian Ideas in English
Renaissance Poetry, 2nd ed.