the Heroic, and the Satiric:
Anthology of English Literature. Vol.
In this course, we will be studying some of the most exciting English works written during the middle ages, the Renaissance, and the eighteenth century. We will read the texts carefully, but we will also consider their religious, political, and cultural contexts. We will explore the works through some familiar literary themes and motifs in Western literature, many of which you already know well, such as
our syllabus, the medieval texts that we will be reading include Chaucer's
Tales, Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, The Book of Margery
Kempe, and Everyman; our Renaissance authors include Queen
Elizabeth I, Wyatt, Spenser, Sidney, Shakespeare,
Donne, Herbert, Marvell, Aemilia Lanyer, and Milton; and our eighteenth-century
writers include A nne Finch, Mary Wortley Montagu, Swift, Pope, and
nne Finch, Mary Wortley Montagu, Swift, Pope, and Johnson.