ENGL 7754 The Making of Renaissance Lit (Spring: 3 )
When colleges in the U.S. began to offer courses called “English,” the term “Renaissance” came gradually to be applied to early modern literature. On the basis of research that we’ll conduct principally in the Archives of Harvard and M.I.T., this course will attend to texts--by Marlowe, Shakespeare, Milton and others—that were made to illustrate the prestige of “the Renaissance.” Students will receive training in doing archival research in order to foster projects that probe continuities and differences between early attempts to turn literature in English into a school subject and our current critical practices.
Instructor(s): Dayton Haskin
Last Updated: 24-Jun-17