ENGL 3011 Renaissance Poetry and Culture II: Donne to Milton

This course offers students the chance to interpret poems by one of the most enigmatic English writers (John Donne) and to argue about the view of human nature encoded in one of the most contested English texts (Paradise Lost). In addition, there will be opportunities to study devotional poetry (George Herbert), life-writing (Sir Thomas Browne), women’s writing (Lady Mary Wroth), political writing (Andrew Marvell), or even prison writing (by Suckling or Bunyan, for example).