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English Renaissance Literature: The Seventeenth Century


Course Description

A survey of representative works of literature (except full-length plays) from the seventeenth century, from the accession of James I (1603) to the beginning of the Restoration (1660). Students will read a wide variety of poetry and prose texts from the seventeenth century, and works will be studied in their historical contexts, including social, political and religious contexts. Students will read primary texts from the course anthology supplemented with online resources and secondary critical

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Completion of 1 junior and 1 senior level English