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2022-2023 Academic Catalog 
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ENG 223-01 - The Tradition of English Literature I

4 credits (Fall)
In this discussion-heavy lecture, we sample the “greatest hits” of English literature between the 7th and 17th centuries, including the oldest English poems, Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales, and sonnets galore, from Spenser’s to Donne’s to those of Lady Wroth. We’ll treat these timeless texts to close and distant readings both in order to identify and articulate those features that have led to their rude survival over centuries, and to gauge their value in and relevance to our present world.

Prerequisite: ENG 120  or ENG 121  for majors; for non-majors, ENG 120  or ENG 121   or third-year standing. 
Note: Plus-2 option available.
Instructor: Abbelkarim