Feb 08, 2023  
2014 January Session Bulletin 
2014 January Session Bulletin [ARCHIVED BULLETIN]

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ENGL 184H - Readings in Literature or Special Studies: Renaissance Pick-up Artists: Love and Seduction in the Age of Shakespeare

Semester Hours: 3

If Shakespeare made a mix-tape to woo his future wife Anne Hathaway, what would have been on it? He was, like many poets of his time, a student trained in the art of courtly love, and so he had many, many ideas about love that we will find familiar today––but also dark and disturbing.  In this online course, you will read and learn more about a variety of literary traditions on view in the love poetry of the 16th and 17th centuries. You will study the works of writers such as Philip Sidney, Edmund Spenser, Andrew Marvell, John Donne, Robert Herrick, Mary Wroth, and Anne Finch, in addition to William Shakespeare, and learn about literary forms and devices. You will also learn how these poets’ writing about love relates to the larger picture of English literature in the period and understand the politics (of national affairs, gender, and race) that underlie their basic sentiments.  In addition to gaining knowledge about the cultural conditions that shape the rhetoric of love in Shakespeare’s time, you will have an opportunity to sharpen your own skills at persuasion through formal written analyses of the assigned literary works … just in time for Valentine’s Day!

You will be expected to complete and submit all work for the course through Blackboard; this work will include pre-recorded lectures as well as synchronous (real-time) chats on the course material. All assigned reading material will be accessible electronically.

Prerequisite(s)/Course Notes:
Distance Learning . WSC 001.

January 2014 Offering(s):
10037: Jan. 2-23; Pasupathi; Distance Learning 

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