2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
    Jan 23, 2022  
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog

ENG 405 - Seventeenth-Century British Literature: The World Turned Upside Down


In the seventeenth century, England experienced dramatic social and political changes: a king was tried and executed for treason; opposing political, religious, and social factions waged battles in pring; puritans emigrated to the New World; men and women argued over the value of womankind; and scientific empiricism and instrumentation began to contend with religious worldviews. As a period in literary history, the century is frequently divided into an Age of Milton (or Donne) and an Age of Dryden. Reading representative works in the major genres of the century, we will attempt to understand the processes of change and the persistence of continuities in its literature.
Lecture
Credits: 3
The prerequisites for all ENG courses at the 300 and 400 level are as follows:
1) Either ENG 120  or ENG 122  
2) Either ENG 204 , ENG 212 , ENG 213  or ENG 214