ELIT 355 Renaissance Literature

This course will introduce students to the major writers, genres and contexts of Renaissance literature. Topics studied may include Petrarchism and the sonnet sequence; other forms of lyric poetry, including the Renaissance epic; romance and pastoral, in poetry and prose; Renaissance Humanism; the Reformation; the impact of the discovery of new worlds and of the New Science on Renaissance writing; translation and the English Bible; travel writing; manuscript and print; the school of Donne; the Tribe of Ben; the Scottish Renaissance; and Elizabethan and Jacobean drama. Credit units: 3 ECTS Credit units: 6, Prerequisite: ELIT 270.

Autumn Semester (Patrick Hart, Buffy Ann Turner)

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