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2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog 
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ENG 355 - English Renaissance Literature and Culture

This course is a survey of major genres and writers of the English Renaissance. The course is concerned with the historical context of the production and reception of Renaissance texts. Emphasis is on how sixteenth and seventeenth century innovations in formal techniques are related to cultural and institutional change. Typical writers will include More, Spenser, Marlowe, Wroth, Sidney, Shakespeare, Lanier, Donne, and Milton. Topics and issues covered include gender and the erotic, humanism and power, religion, imperialism, social hierarchy, and notions of selfhood.

Prerequisite(s): ENG 100  or College Writing Equivalent.
Credits: 3

Course Typically Offered: Variable
Course Type: English

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