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322. Medieval and Renaissance Drama: Shakespeare's Rivals
A study of the drama of Shakespeare’s predecessors, contemporaries, and rivals – such as Cary,
Dekker, Ford, Marlowe, Middleton, etc. – within the context of the booming printing and
theater trades of early modern England. The course develops editing skills by producing a new
teaching edition of an early modern play. Prerequisite: writing designated course (W), or ENG
201, 202, or 215. Offered every third year. (Humanities)

323. Shakespeare I: Comedies and Romances
Analytical, cultural-historical, and performative approaches to Shakespeare. Discussion of
selected comedies and romances in their cultural contexts and contemporary performance.
Prerequisite: writing designated course (W), or ENG 201, 202, or 215. (Humanities)

324. Shakespeare II: Histories and Tragedies
Critical analysis of Shakespeare's histories and tragedies, with attention paid to their cultural
contexts and performative aspects. Prerequisite: writing-designated course (W), or ENG 201,
202, or 215. (Humanities)

325. Renaissance Non-Dramatic Literature
English and world literature from the period 1500-1660. Topics may include: women writers;
literature of geographic exploration; lyric poetry; studies of authors, such as Donne, Elizabeth I,
Spenser, or of authors’ circles, such as the Sidney family. The course entails a hands-on
introduction to book arts, including letterpress printing. Prerequisite: ENG 111, 201, or 215.
Offered in alternate years or every third year. (Humanities)

326. Milton
This course will provide a deep and thorough engagement with John Milton's epic poem,
Paradise Lost. Attention will be given to the reading practices of early modern and post-modern
audiences. Additional materials may include critical articles and other works by John Milton,
like Comus, Samson Agonistes, or selections from his sonnets or prose works. The course will
conclude with a consideration of contemporary uses for Milton's epic. Prerequisites: writing-
designated course (W), and ENG 201, 202, or 215. Alternate years or every third year.
(Humanities)

327. Shakespeare after Shakespeare: Performance and Cultural Criticism
A study of Shakespeare’s plays as blueprints for performance, and of the historically and
culturally diverse forms of Shakespearean performances on stage and screen, including Asian,
East European, and other renditions. Focus on the relationship of performance to the processes
of cultural formation and reflection. Students in the class engage in performance workshops and
theatre and/or media production activities enabled by the Stephen Lacey Memorial Shakespeare
Fund. Prerequisite: writing-designated course (W), or ENG 201, 202, or 215. Alternate years or
every third year. (Humanities)

328. Eighteenth Century English Literature
Drama, poetry and essays of the period 1660-1798. Discussion of the interplay between culture
and literature. Topics may include colonialism; civility, honor and barbarism; politics and
poetics of Restoration drama. Authors may include Behn, Wycherly and Rochester, Addison and
Steele, Swift, Pope, and Eliza Haywood. Prerequisite: writing-designated course (W), or ENG
201, 202, or 215. Alternate years or every third year. (Humanities)

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