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ENGL 7784 Studies in Early Modern Poetry: Shakespeare, Milton, Donne (Fall: 3 )

Course Description

This course directs attention to the literary history of poems composed during the overlapping lifetimes of three major English poets. It will explore Shakespeare’s sonnets and narrative poems and some telling features of their history; Donne’s erotic, religious, satirical, and social verse; and the extraordinary generic range found in the volume titled Poems of John Milton (1645). Consideration of recent theoretical and practical developments in editing early modern poetry, including some impacts of digital humanities, will be featured midway through the course.

Instructor(s): Dayton Haskin

Prerequisites: None

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Comments: Fulfills the Pre-1700 requirement for undergraduates.

Last Updated: 02-Apr-18