English 115B

The English Renaissance (17th century)

Section Semester Instructor Time Location Course Areas
1 Fall 2014 Kahn, Victoria
TTh 11-12:30 160 Dwinelle

Book List

Bunyan, John: Pilgrim's Progress; Edited by Alan Rudrum, Joseph Black & Holly Faith Nelson : The Broadview Anthology of Seventeenth-Century Verse and Prose: vol 1


An introduction to one of the great ages of English literature (poetry, prose, and drama), focusing on works by King James I, Donne, Jonson, Herbert, Marvell, Milton, Cavendish, Hutchinson, Halkett, and Bunyan. We will discuss the relationship between literature and the court of James I, the explosion of pamphlet literature during the English civil war, the controversy over gender roles, the texts surrounding the regicide of Charles I, and the political, religious, and sexual radicalism of dissenting literary culture.

This course satisfies the pre-1800 requirement for the English major.

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