English 45A

Literature in English: Through Milton

Section Semester Instructor Time Location Course Areas
1 Spring 2014 Arnold, Oliver
MW 11-12 + discussion sections F 11-12 50 Birge

Book List

Behn, Aphra: Oroonoko, The Rover, and Other Works; Greenblatt, Stephen: The Norton Anthology of English Literature, Volumes A-C


This course will introduce students to Chaucer, Spenser, Marlowe, Donne, and Milton; to literary history as a mode of inquiry; and to the analysis of the way literature makes meaning, produces emotional experience, and shapes the way human beings think about desire, commerce, liberty, God, power, the environment, subjectivity, empire, justice, death, and science.  We will study how a literary text emerges out of the author's reading of his or her predecessors and in relation to contemporary political, religious, social, and scientific discourses and events.

Book List: Aphra Behn, Oroonoko, The Rover, and Other Works  (Penguin); Stephen Greenblatt, ed., The Norton Anthology of English Literature, Volumes A-C (Norton).  If you purchase the Norton at the UC Bookstore, it will be bundled with a free copy of the Norton Critical Edition of Chaucer's Canterbury Tales.

Discussion Sections

101 Strub, Spencer
F 11-12 174 Barrows
102 Villagrana, José
F 11-12 175 Barrows
103 Yu, Esther
F 11-12 185 Barrows
104 No instructor assigned yet.
F 11-12 155 Barrows

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