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MA in Literature
Course Description

ENG 221
English Renaissance Poetry
Fall

Reading and discussion of 16th- and 17th-century English poetry, including work by Wyatt, Raleigh, Sidney, Spenser, Shakespeare, Donne, Jonson, Herrick, Herbert, Marvell, and others. Issues will include how these poets went about making poems; the (inter)connection between form and content; the elements of poetry, speaker, and audience; the theory and poetics of English Renaissance poetries; the formation of canon; and attitudes toward love (carnal and divine) and toward women.
Offered every other year beginning 2018-19.

Course Credit:
3

Instructor(s):
Stephen Ratcliffe

Note(s):
Open to graduate students only.

Last Updated: 9/21/17