English Literature from the Medieval Period to 1650

Course Number: ENGL 101
Prerequisites: Writing 2, or 50, or 109, or English 10 or upper-division standing
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Catalog Course Entry: ENGL 101
Quarter: Winter 2017
Day(s): TR
Time: 12:30pm - 1:45pm
Location: 387 104

This course is an overview of medieval and early modern literature beginning with the Anglo-Saxon works "The Wanderer" and "The Wife's Lament" and ending with the poetry of John Donne. We will trace a number of themes and motifs, including changing perceptions of materiality and the natural world, representations of otherness, selfhood and interiority, religious interpretation and expression, and attitudes toward the supernatural, magical, and scientific.