E 392M • Literature and Courtliness in the 16th Cent.
9:30 AM-11:00 AM
This course will offer an interleaving of the major theoretical, documentary, and literary sources for the study of literature at and about the court during the reigns of Henry VIII and Elizabeth I: conduct books, works of literary theory, royal pageantry texts, lyric poetry, and courtly letter collections.
Tentative readings Petrarch. Rime Sparse Scarisbrick. Henry VIII Castiglione. The Courtier Coronation Pageant for Anne Boleyn The Lisle Letters (abridged) Wyatt. Poems Surrey. Poems Elyot. The Governour Tottel's Miscellany: the anonymous poems Ascham. The Scholemaster. Puttenham. The Art of English Poesy Gascoigne. The Adventures of Master F. J. Gascoigne. The Tale of Hemetes the Hermit Gascoigne. The Princely Pleasures at Killingworth Sidney. The Lady of May Sidney. The Defence of Poetry Sidney. Astrophil and Stella Hoby, Margaret. Diary Oxford. Poems Essex. Poems Bacon. Life and Letters (on Essex and the rebellion)