Topics in Literature : The Good Life

Course Number: ENGL 65GL
Prerequisites: Check on GOLD
Advisory Enrollment Information: Open to non-majors. Course may be repeated twice providing the letter designations are different.
General Education Areas Fulfilled: Check on GOLD
Catalog Course Entry: ENGL 65AA-ZZ
Quarter: Spring 2013
Day(s): MW
Time: 2:00 - 3:15 PM
Location: SH 1430

Good friends, good food, good conversation: these are some of the things that make up “The Good Life” in the work of many poets in the mid-seventeenth century, including several living through the English civil wars. This course will explore the ideal of the "good life” as developed by English poets such as Ben Jonson, Robert Herrick, Richard Lovelace, Andrew Marvell, and more. It will also explore the ways writers used the ideal of the good life to cope with bad times and contest the political enemies during the English civil war.