This module offers students the opportunity to explore the dynamic, competing cultures of late sixteenth and early seventeenth-century England. Students will be introduced to a variety of kinds of writing: earnest writings of humanists and religious reformers will be juxtaposed with courtly, erotic and sensuous verse; writings that question or attempt to define gender or national identity will be studied alongside the new literature of travel and colonial exploration. Texts will largely be drawn from The Norton Anthology of English Literature: Volume 1, augmented by additional material available on Blackboard.

Term(s) offered: Autumn term module; 20 [10 ECTS credits]
Credit: 5.0
General Education: II A 1 or III B 2