English 2273

Sixteenth-century Literature

Richard Cunningham
BAC 431
Off Hours: M 1-2, W 2-3, & by app't

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Erin Patterson
VML 418


TA: Abby Whidden
Office: BAC 418
Office Hours: M 5:30-7:00, T 4:00-5:30, W 5:30-6:30

Course Text:
The New Oxford Book of Sixteenth-Century Verse.  Ed. Emrys Jones.  Oxford: Oxford UP, 2002.

Course Description:
In this course students will read widely across the spectrum of sixteenth-century English poetry, experiencing the work of a wide variety of poets who wrote in a variety of genres.  Students will be required to pick a single poem early in the term and to produce a hypertextual edition of that poem as the course progresses.  Students will also be required to submit a project that takes advantage of a full range of hypermedia.

  A Hypermedia Archive  

Course Outcomes
In addition to intimate familiarity with an individual poem and the poet who composed it, students can expect to gain a passing familiarity with English history of the sixteenth century, especially literary history, and with the history of printing and the book in the period.  Students can also expect instruction in issues of copyright, evaluation, metadata, citation style, and information retrieval.

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This site last updated January 10, 2004
by R. Cunningham