Nov 30, 2023  
2018-2019 Academic Catalog 
2018-2019 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

ENG 223-01 - The Tradition of English Literature I

4 credits (Spring)
This course surveys works of English literature in conversation with the historical circumstances, social dynamics, and other texts that shape how traditions are written and understood. We will talk about how these texts came about, and what factors lead to their prominence and continuing influence upon those that come after them. With this in mind, we will read familiar works–Beowulf, Paradise Lost, selections from The Canterbury Tales–with texts written contemporaneously to complicate our ideas of what the tradition is and how it is formed.

Prerequisite: ENG 120  or ENG 121  for majors; for non-majors, ENG 120  or ENG 121  or third-year standing.
Instructor: Lorden