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Undergraduate Academic Catalog 2017 - 2018 
    
Undergraduate Academic Catalog 2017 - 2018 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

LIT 405 - The Renaissance and English Literature

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Through readings in the humanist literature of Italy and England, this course covers the development of the early modern outlook from Petrarch through the English Renaissance ending with Milton. Thought patterns, ideas and typical genre are examined including the literature of the court; use and appreciation of the classics; epic, sonnet, pastoral and Italianate drama; the poetry of religious experience; and the distinctive character of the Christian humanist tradition in thought and poetry.
Prerequisites: HIST 130