Upper-Division Seminar : Broadside Ballads: Popular Culture in Early Modern England

Course Number: ENGL 197
Prerequisites: Check on GOLD
Advisory Enrollment Information: This course cannot be repeated and is limited to upper-division English majors only.
General Education Areas Fulfilled: Check on GOLD
Catalog Course Entry: ENGL 197
Quarter: Winter 2013
Day(s): MW
Time: 3:30 - 4:45 PM
Location: SH 2617

This course will focus on cultural and historical contexts of broadside ballads in early modern England (1600-1700). Broadside Ballads were a very popular form of entertainment, printed on single sheets of paper with illustrations and tunes. We will discuss the development of this form, looking at the texts as art, music, and poetry. Most of our material will come from the English Broadside Ballad Archive (http://ebba.english.ucsb.edu). Please feel free to visit the archive to get a sense of the texts we will study.