English 246D

The Renaissance: 17th Century Through Milton

Section Semester Instructor Time Location Course Areas
1 Spring 2021 Picciotto, Joanna M
TTh 11-12:30


A straightforward survey of seventeenth-century literature, emphasizing breadth not depth and reading rather than writing. Poetry will be our focus, but we'll also sample some prophetic and political literature of the civil war period.

Readings will be available on the course site. Authors include John Donne, Robert Herrick, Lucy Hutchinson, Andrew Marvell, John Milton, Anna Trapnell, Gerard Winstanley, and Mary Wroth. You'll have a choice of short assignments.

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