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2022-2023 UMaine Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2022-2023 UMaine Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

ENG 353 - Shakespeare and the English Renaissance


Renaissance suggests a rebirth of classical models, but this period (late 16th and early 17th centuries) is also one of startling innovation. The literature of Shakespeare and his contemporaries can be wildly comic and tragic, lyrical and grotesque, epic and domestic, rewriting the medieval and anticipating the modern worlds. Emphasis may vary among genres (drama, lyric, narrative poetry), theme (romance, revenge, rebellion, reverence), and authors (Shakespeare, Spenser, Marlowe, Donne, Milton for example). This reading intensive course introduces representative texts from a crucial period in literary history, and it provides students the opportunity to practice reading and research skills in preparation for work in advanced seminars.

General Education Requirements: Western Cultural Tradition

Prerequisites: 6 credits beyond ENG 101 (ENG 170 and ENG 222 recommended) or instructor permission

Course Typically Offered: Fall, Even Years

Credits: 3