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2020-21 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
    Sep 17, 2021  
2020-21 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

EN 321 European Renaissance and Enlightenment Literature


This is a selective study and appreciation of texts from 16th, 17th and 18th century European literature with a focus on the English tradition and a consideration of the historical contexts of the works studied. Readings are drawn from Renaissance essayists and novelists such as More, Montaigne, Bacon and Cervantes; Elizabethan and Jacobean dramatists such as Jonson, Shakespeare and Webster; English lyric poets such as Wyatt, Sidney, Spenser, Shakespeare, Donne and Marvell; major works from later 17th century and Restoration authors such as Milton, Dryden and Congreve; and major figures from the 18th century such as Pope, Swift, Voltaire, Defoe, Fielding and Sterne.

Prerequisite: Junior standing or above.