Fall 2010 - Graduate Course Descriptions

Murphy, Jessica
Discipline and Number
HUSL 6340 Section 001
M Time 12:30 PM - 3:15 PM
Course Title
Women in Early Modern Lit

Description of Course:

In this course, we will read, discuss, and write about early modern literary works from a variety of genres intended to construct the "'ideal' woman," and explore this construction as it evolved through the history of early modern English literature and culture (from about 1500 through about 1700). Students will engage critically with the texts and their historical milieus with attention to the theme of the course.

Required Texts:

The Sixteenth Century/The Early Seventeenth Century Volume B Norton ISBN 0393927180
There will be supplemental readings that may be available in a course reader or online. You should also own a style guide that includes MLA citation style.

Course Requirements/Evaluation Criteria:

Work in the course will include short writing assignments, two longer essays, a presentation, and active class participation.

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