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Community and Conflict: Literature and Society from Jonson to Milton

Faculté de gestion: Faculté des lettres

Responsable(s): Kevin Curran
Intervenant(s): -

Période de validité: 2015 -> 2015

Pas d'horaire défini.


Semestre de printemps
2 heures par semaine
28 heures par semestre

Langue(s) d'enseignement: anglais
Public: Oui
Crédits: 5.00


This course guides students through the poetry and prose of seventeenth-century England, a period of unbelievable political upheaval-including two revolutions, a civil war, and the public execution of a monarch-and fascinating intellectual and cultural developments, including an experiment in republicanism, the founding of the Royal Society of London (one of the first learned societies for the study of science), the rise of modern philosophy, and a massive upsurge in women's writing. Students will become familiar with these and other historical developments as they explore a range of important writers, such as Ben Jonson, Francis Bacon, Margaret Cavendish, Andrew Marvell, and John Milton. Central to our discussions will be the way writers imagined new forms of community (religious, legal, ethnic, sexual, and intellectual) in response to the period's many political and ideological conflicts.


Evaluation: Participation (10%); Midterm In-Class Essay (30%); Research Paper, 3,000 words (60%)


Texts: The Broadview Anthology of Seventeenth-Century Verse and Prose (Broadview, 2005); John Milton, Paradise Lost (Penguin, 2000)

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