ENGL 200 Survey of English Literature 1

This course will familiarise students with the development of English poetry, drama and prose from the medieval period to the eighteenth century. We will study a series of major works, including Beowulf, Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales, Spenser’s Faerie Queen, Shakespeare’s King Lear, Milton’s Paradise Lost, and Johnson’s Dictionary of the English Language, and attending to influential examples of shorter poetic and prose forms. We will also interrogate the notion of canonicity and discuss what it means to study “major” authors and their works.

Lecture notes

Subject Semester

Monday, September 10, 2012

beowulf and friends

Fall 2012

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Chaucer and friends

Fall 2012