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ENGL 7716 Shakespeare and Donne (Spring: 3 )


Course Description

This course proposes to make a comparative study, with its principal attention falling upon erotic poetry and the vexed questions raised in relation to reading it by the existence of biographical narratives about these writers. We will also attend to the history of how biography has been used in various attempts to manage interpretation of their writings. The principal readings are likely to be Shakespeare's sonnets and Venus and Adonis; Donne's Elegies, Songs and Sonnets, and Verse Letters; and Antony and Cleopatra and Measure for Measure.


Instructor(s): Dayton Haskin

Prerequisites: None

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Last Updated: 07-Dec-13