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Sarah Kathryn Moore
ENGL 211
Seattle Campus

Literature, 1500-1800

Introduces literature from the Age of Shakespeare to the American and French Revolutions, focusing on major works that have shaped the development of literary and intellectual traditions in these centuries. Topics include: The Renaissance, religious and political reforms, exploration and colonialism, vernacular cultures, and scientific thought. Offered: AWSpS.

Class description

This course will survey poetry in English from late Middle English lyrics through the early Romantics, including but not limited to Early Modern ballads, metaphysical poetry, Shakespeare's sonnets, and women poets. Students will gain experience in analyzing Early Modern poetry in terms of both form and content.

Student learning goals

General method of instruction

Some lecture, but this will primarily be a discussion-based course. Course activities may include: scansion, discussion of poetry in thematic terms (religion, the natural world, science, desire) and memorization/performance.

Recommended preparation

I strongly recommend that you take a composition course before enrolling in this class.

Class assignments and grading

Final grade will be based on participation and a final, 10-15 page paper


The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Last Update by Sarah Kathryn Moore
Date: 05/18/2012