English 10A-1 - Winter, 2015

Literatures in English I: to 1700

Class Information

Instructor: Levin, Richard
CRN: 72504
Time: TR 1:40-3:00
Location: 90 SS/Hum. Bldg.


    Introduction to upper division courses through a study of major writers and representative literary forms from Chaucer’s time to the end of the 17th century. The course is designed to help you gain a sense of historical change and to develop the ability to read and write in depth about the literature studied.


    Assignments: three essays (each about 5 pages in length) and a final examination; several shorter essays and reading quizzes.


    A Reader that will include Chaucer’s “General Prologue to the Canterbury Tales” and the “Wife of Bath’s Prologue”
    Oroonoko, Aphra Behn, ed. Joanna Lipking (Norton Critical Edition)
    Macbeth (Norton Critical Edition), Shakespeare, ed. Miola
    Norton Anthology of English Literature, Volume B: The Sixteenth Century and the Early Seventeenth Century, 8th ed