Charles Hubbard Frey
The golden age of English poetry, with poems by Shakespeare, Spenser, Sidney, and others; drama by Marlowe and other early rivals to Shakespeare; prose by Sir Thomas More and the great Elizabethan translators.
322A: English Literature: The Age of Queen Elizabeth: A survey of important writings from the period. Major authors include Thomas More, Edmund Spenser, Philip Sidney, Christopher Marlowe, William Shakespeare, and Thomas Dekker. Texts will include The Norton Anthology of English Literature vol. 1B and Dekker's Shoemaker's Holiday. This is a useful course for those wanting an overview of sixteenth century English Literature and issues it raises. Useful also for those who may someday take the Graduate Record Exam in English Literature. Participation (including attendance) is required; there will be short papers and inclass midterm and final exams.
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