Units of Study

ENGL2656 - From the Metaphysicals to Milton

Semester 2, 2013  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Barry Spurr

Description

The English Renaissance of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries presents an extraordinary variety of literary themes and styles, from love lyrics to the most profound religious meditations, from the brief utterances of songs and sonnets to the epic scope of 'Paradise Lost', from personal revelation to urgent political and social commentary.
This unit of study offers a survey of the period, in historical, cultural and aesthetic terms, and focuses closely on the poetry of Spenser, Donne, Herbert, Milton and Marvell.

Assessments

1x2500wd essay (55%), 1x2hr exam (45%)

Textbooks

'The Norton Anthology of Poetry', 5th edn.
'John Milton' (Oxford Authors)

Classes

2x1-hr lectures/week,
1x1-hr tutorial/week

Prerequisites

18 senior credit points from English or Australian Literature

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 Thursday

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