2017-2018 Catalog

ENGL 287 English Literature 1077-1660

One of the three introductory courses for the major, this course is an introduction to reading early literature in English, from Beowolf to the late 17th century. We will develop our capacities to hear, feel, and understand the language of some of the greatest and most influential writers in English, and we will explore a set of analytic concepts and strategies for interpreting their difficult works. Topics we will consider include: genre and form, allusion and influence, rhetoric and truth, metaphor and allegory, narrative and memory, gender and sexuality, race and power.


4 units


Fall CSP seminar

Core Requirements Met

  • Regional Focus