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    Vassar College
   
 
  Dec 10, 2017
 
 
    
Catalogue 2017-2018
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ENGL 222 - Founding of English Literature


1 unit(s)
These courses, English 222 and ENGL 223 , offer an introduction to British literary history through an exploration of texts from the eighth through the seventeenth centuries in their literary and cultural contexts. English 222 begins with Old English literature and continues through the death of Queen Elizabeth I (1603). ENGL 223  begins with the establishment of Great Britain and continues through the British Civil War and Puritan Interregnum to the Restoration. Critical issues may include discourses of difference (race, religion, gender, social class); tribal, ethnic, and national identities; exploration and colonization; textual transmission and the rise of print culture; authorship and authority. Both courses address the formation and evolution of the British literary canon, and its significance for contemporary English studies.

Not offered in 2017/18.



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