ENGL 4125

ENGL 4125

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2015-2016.

This seminar will sample from the works of a series of poets who were major contributors to a "cult of personality" that can be seen developing from the later fourteenth century through the Renaissance: from the origins of "lives" of literary makers to Chaucer, Gower, Hoccleve, Lydgate, Charles d'Orleans, Wyatt, Sidney, and Ben Jonson.  How were these self-portrayals assisted by readers and followers? How did such a focus affect the idea of "literature" in general, and "English literature" in particular? What can current ideas about life writing contribute to our understanding of this pivotal span in literary history? Two small papers and a longer one; ongoing presentations and other inquiries.

When Offered Fall.

Breadth Requirement (HB)
Distribution Category (LA-AS)
Satisfies Requirement This course may be used as one of the three pre-1800 courses required of English majors.

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  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: ENGL 6125MEDVL 4125MEDVL 6125

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17144 ENGL 4125   SEM 101