English 45A

Literature in English: Through Milton

Section Semester Instructor Time Location Course Areas
1 Fall 2015 Arnold, Oliver
MW 2-3; discussion sections F 2-3 213 Wheeler

Book List

Behn, Aphra: Oroonoko, The Rover, and Other Works; Greenblatt, S.: 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.

If you purchase the Norton Anthology 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 Magarik, Raphael
F 2-3 122 Wheeler
102 Scott, Mark JR
F 2-3 123 Wheeler

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