ENG 651: English Renaissance
This course will offer a broad survey of the English Renaissance engaging a wide variety of texts and authors, including a number of minor writers (such as Daniel, Drayton, Davies, Elyot, Googe, Raleigh, Waller) along with the greats: More, Marlowe, Sidney, Spenser, Jonson, Donne, Marvell, Herbert, Milton. We will read Lewis's Discarded Image for intellectual background and Smith's This Realm of England for historical background.
Stephen Greenblatt, ed. The Norton Anthology of English Literature, 9th ed., vol. B: The Sixteenth Century; The Early Seventeenth Century
C. S. Lewis, The Discarded Image
Lacey Baldwin Smith, This Realm of England: 1399-1688, 8th ed.