EL 101

EL101 is the first of two courses designed as a general introduction to English Literature. EL 101 covers the Early and Middle English periods, the English Renaissance and the first half of the 17th Century up to the Restoration (1660). EL 102 continues the survey from the Restoration to the present, covering the Augustan Age, the Romantics, the Age of Victoria and the 20th Century. The courses are offered in the form of introductory lectures for each literary period followed by the reading and discussion of individual texts. Each course is independent and EL 101 is not a prerequisite for EL 102.

Materials on this site will supplement lectures and course reader.

Course Information

Office Hours: Tues 10-11:30, Fri 10-11:30 & 14-15:00 (TB 440); Please email.


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Sir Gawain & the Green Knight

Chaucer: The Franklin's Tale (NEW!)

The Sonnet (NEW!)