British Literature to 1650

LIT-216 : British Literature to 1650

Academic Level:
Undergraduate
Department:
Literature
Subject:
Literature
Prerequisites:
None
Corequisites:
None
Credits:
3

British Literature to 1650 is a historical survey introducing the literary masterworks of Great Britain from the earliest writings to 1650. This course introduces pivotal literary works such as Beowulf and Canterbury Tales; Arthurian literature; and medieval poetry, prose and drama. The course concludes with William Shakespeare. Emphasis is placed on historical background, cultural context, and literary analysis of selected prose, poetry, and drama.