Survey of British Literature I introduces students to the first ten centuries of British literature (Old, Middle, and Early Modern English) from the eighth century to 1800. It takes into account elements of fiction (e.g., theme, plot, character, symbol, style) and offers a critical vocabulary to discuss literature. Students read, analyze, and interpret the works of major British authors within this timeframe. They read closely and critically from a literary perspective, as well as for the range of social, historical, political, and cultural perspectives they represent.
ENGL245W: Survey of British Literature I: 700 CE - 1800 CE