Medieval and Renaissance Literature

English 203

Usual Description

An introduction to issues in English literary history from the 12th to the 17th century.  We will be particularly interested in how drama, lyric, and romance change across what we now consider a major period boundary. What happens to textual representation under the pressure of dramatic historical shifts? How does literary entertainment reflect the differences between “pre-modern” (medieval) and “early modern” (Renaissance) culture? Writers may include the Gawain-poet, Malory, Spenser, Sidney, Shakespeare, and Donne. British, Pre-1700.

Areas of Interest
United Kingdom
United Kingdom
Time Periods

1100 - 1700

Course Listings

These are all of the listings of this course recorded in the Oberlin course catalog since the fall of 2007.

Listing Semester Professor
English 203 Taught by Jennifer Bryan
English 203 Taught by Jennifer Bryan