ENGL 211(F) British Literature: Middle Ages Through the Renaissance

This course is a survey of English literature from the tenth to the mid-seventeenth century. Readings will include works by the major figures of the period-Chaucer, Marlowe, Shakespeare, Spenser, Donne-and examples of the major genres-plays, romances, sonnet sequences and dirty stories. Format: lecture/discussion. Requirements: frequent short exercises, two 5- to 7-page papers, midterm and a final exam. Prerequisites: a 100-level English course, except 150. Enrollment limit: 25 (expected: 20). Preference given to sophomores and to first-year students who have placed out of 100-level courses. (Pre-1700)