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Elizabeth Cullingford, Chair CAL 226, Mailcode B5000, Austin, TX 78712 • 512-471-4991

Spring 2005

E 314L • Poesis: The Making of Literature

Unique Days Time Location Instructor
31390 TTh
12:30 PM-2:00 PM
CAL 200
BRUSTER

Course Description

This course will examine selected poetry of the English Renaissance with a focus on issues of composition, structure, and meaning. In addition to analyzing short poems by such authors as Wyatt, Sidney, Shakespeare, Donne, Herbert, and Marvell, we will look at excerpts from various poetic treatises of the era in an attempt to understand how poets viewed form, metaphor, and language.

Grading Policy

Two or more short papers (3-4 pp. each) on various poems and topics will lead up to a research essay of 12-15 pp. at semester’s end.

Essays 50%
Examinations 25%
Participation 25%

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