30.360 Age of Beheadings

A study of representative English literature from the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. The course will include texts by authors such as Wyatt, Sidney, Spenser, Herbert, Donne, Lanyer, Jonson, and Milton. Students will learn to read and understand both literary forms (such as sonnets, metaphysical poetry, narrative fiction, and epic poetry), and also early modern literary devices (such as puns, blazons, allusions, and paradoxes).

3 lecture hours per week, one term.

Prerequisite: 6 credit hours in first-year English literature or permission of Instructor.