English 250

Research Seminar: Milton and the English Civil War

Section Semester Instructor Time Location Course Areas
3 Spring 2018 Kahn, Victoria
W 3-6 Note new location: 4125A Dwinelle


An introduction to the literature of the English civil war and following decades, focusing on the work of John Milton, but including the work of Henry Parker, Thomas Hobbes, Andrew Marvell, Margaret Cavendish, Katherine Phillips, Lucy Hutchinson,  and Anne Halkett. We will also address 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 Group 3 (Seventeenth through Eighteenth Century) requirement.

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