E 316K • Masterworks of Literature: English (35020-35065)
10:00 AM-11:00 AM
This course will provide an overview of British poetry from the Middle Ages to the present. During the semester we will examine the historical and intellectual contexts of works on the reading list, discuss changes in various genres over time, and examine the ways in which particular themes and ideas are treated in different periods. The course is also intended to offer experience in reading literary works closely and writing about them clearly.
Four tests, 21% each
Discussion section 16%
The tests will contain a mix of short-answer questions and essay questions
The Norton Anthology of English Literature: The Major Authors, 7th ed. or most recent.