English 45A

Literature in English: Through Milton

Section Semester Instructor Time Location Course Areas
2 Spring 2016 Marno, David
MW 1-2; discussion sections F 1-2 213 Wheeler

Book List

Greenblatt, Stephen : Norton Anthology of English Literature, Volumes A and B


This is a story of discovering, then forgetting, then discovering again the fact that a particular language can be used not only for communication but also for creation. At the beginning of our story Caedmon, a shepherd, is called upon in his dream to praise God in poetry. A thousand years later, John Milton calls upon the “Heav’nly Muse” to sing “Of Man’s First Disobedience.” In between them, English turns from its humble beginnings into a medium of literature. In this course, we trace this transformation by readings works of Chaucer, Spenser, Shakespeare, Donne, and Milton. 

Discussion Sections

201 Scott, Mark JR
F 1-2 121 Wheeler
202 Ding, Katherine
F 1-2 24 Wheeler

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