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ENGL 4469 Imagining Places in the Early Modern World (Spring: 3 )


Course Description

From New World expeditions, to the growing London metropole, to the worlds seen through Galileo's telescope, the early modern world experienced an explosion of places that sparked the English literary imagination. In this course we will explore this rich literature of imaginative places that includes utopias, descriptions of the New World, plays and closet dramas, romances, and even the newly charted world of the body in medical writing. Readings may include selections from More's Utopia, Spenser's Faerie Queen, Shakespeare's The Tempest, Sir Walter Raleigh's Guiana, Hooke's Micrographia, Behn's Oronooko, books of Paradise Lost, and others.


Instructor(s): Alice Waters

Prerequisites: None

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Comments: Fulfills the pre-1700 requirement.


Last Updated: 07-Dec-13