English | Literatures in English to 1600
E301 | 6962 | Judith Anderson
E301 6962 LITERATURES IN ENGLISH TO 1600
11:15a-12:30p TR (30 students) 3 cr. A&H.
Open to majors and declared minors only.
This course will focus on English literature from Anglo-Saxon times
through the Elizabethan period. Reading will likely include, but
not be limited to, Beowulf, Sir Gawain and the Green Knight,
extensive selections from Chaucer's Canterbury Tales, selected
sonnets, and important texts by Sidney, Spenser, Marlowe, and
Shakespeare. The course will emphasize the major literary
achievements of the centuries it surveys, acknowledging as well the
larger cultural contexts in which these are embedded. Writing will
include a midterm, a comprehensive final, and several other
assignments, ranging from essays to in-class exercises. Attendance
and participation will be required.