ENG 204: Early English Literature

Terrance Millet – English / Writing

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One should either be a work or art, or wear a work of art.

.                                                        ~Oscar Wilde 


Hello, and welcome to all of you. The goal of this class is to bring literature to life and to help you in the effort to understand the relevance of literature to our own lives and times. We'll learn about the social and historical forces that determine convention and values, and we'll try to relate those elements to what happens in our own lives. We'll look at literary genres such as the epic, myth, romance, and others to determine their value as political or social tools, and we'll discuss why long, epic poems once made the best-seller lists but are now out of fashion. In the process, we'll get to know the writers of the times we study, and try to grasp a little of their hopes, aspirations, and skills as men and women.

Listed below are some class resources: syllabi, links to other sections of my web page, exercises, and links to film resources as well.

. Here is the text we'll be using:

  • Stephen Greenblatt, General Editor, The Norton Anthology of English Literature, .
  • The website for this text is: www.wwnorton.com/literature 


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. Here are links to the course content and scheduling:


Other pages in this section: Classes | ENG 110: Course Overview | Eng 106: Introduction to Poetry | ENG 110 WEB Summer Weekly Schedule | ENG 110 WEB: Introduction to Film | ENG 204: Course Overview | ENG 204-5-6 Course Overview | ENG 205 Weekly Schedule | ENG 205: Middle English Literature | ENG 206 Course Overview | ENG 206: Modern English Literature | English 104: Introduction to Fiction | English 110: Introduction to Film | Home in the North | Interests and Activities | My Courses | My Schedule | Publications | Resources | Terrance Lane Millet | Test Page | The Fiction Workshop in Practice | The Poetry Workshop in Practice | The Script Writing Workshop in Practice | Vitae | What's In a Film: Charting the Tarantino Universe | WR 241 Course Overview | WR 242 Course Overview | WR 242: Creative Writing: Poetry | WR 243 Creative Writing: Script Writing | WR 244 Creative Writing: Advanced Fiction Writing | Writing an Interpretation of a Poem

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