ENL 307: The English Renaissance

Prerequisite: ENL 258; English Majors, Minors, Liberal Arts English Concentrations, or permission of instructor

General Education requirement: Cultural & Artistic Literacy

A chronological overview of the major literary works, themes, and genres of the English Renaissance from Caxton and the inception of printing through Milton and the last of the great Renaissance epics. The course focuses on the development of poetic genres and on representative prose forms. Writers studied include Spenser, Sidney, Shakespeare, Donne, Herbert, Vaughn, and Milton.

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