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ENGL 7750 Early Women Writers (Fall: 3 )


Course Description

An exploration of the wide range of writing by British women in the 16th and 17th centuries, from the testimony of Reformation martyr Anne Askew in the Tudor era to the romances and plays by Aphra Behn in the Restoration. We will read works by (and in some cases, about) Queen Elizabeth, Amelia Lanyer, Elizabeth Cary, Anne Clifford, Katherine Phillips, Margaret Cavendish, and Aphra Behn, along with critical essays. One short paper; one seminar paper, and a brief presentation will be required.


Instructor(s): Amy Boesky

Prerequisites: None

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Last Updated: 07-Dec-13