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2023-2024 Graduate Catalog 
    
2023-2024 Graduate Catalog

EN 421 Renaissance and Enlightenment Literature


This course 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 Thomas More, Montaigne, Bacon and Cervantes, Jonson, Shakespeare, and Webster; Wyatt, Sidney, Spenser, Donne, and Marvell; major works from later 17th century and Restoration authors such as Milton, Dryden, Congreve, Pope, Swift, Voltaire, Defoe, Fielding and Sterne.