Aspects of the History of English Literature I 1200-1800
The aim of this module is to expose the learner to an overview of literature of the period 1200-1800. The module will seek to understand the correlation between the different literary traditions to have developed during the period. Altogether the two modules with the same main title are intended to found a solid sense of the causative links between different periods of literary history.
In this module, the aspects that will be studied might include: Chaucer, Shakespeare and his contemporaries, the Jonsonian and Metaphysical traditions; Milton and Puritanism; the Restoration. A selection of appropriate texts will be used.