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ENGL 7784 Studies in Early Modern Poetry (Fall: 3 )


Course Description

This course promotes broad and deep familiarity with poems by Shakespeare, Donne, Herbert, and Marvell. It will afford some attention to the transition from manuscript circulation to print and from print to digital publication: the access that we have to Shakespeare’s sonnets uniquely through print; some implications of Donne’s eschewing print for his poems and yet preparing his sermons to be printed; the making of Herbert’s manuscript into a book by the Little Gidding community; the erratic history of disseminating Marvell’s lyrics. The phase of the course given to Donne will explore emerging digital resources that are creating unprecedented opportunities for readers and for scholars.


Instructor(s): Dayton Haskin

Prerequisites: None

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Last Updated: 22-Apr-16