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LITERATURE

LIT-334
Topics in Renaissance Literature (3)

Course Level: Undergraduate

Topics vary by section, may be repeated for credit with different topic. Some of the greatest art, poetry, and drama in the Western tradition flourished amidst the religious and political tumult of the Renaissance. Rotating topics include Renaissance drama, Renaissance poetry, and a survey of Renaissance literature (British or European). Meets with LIT-634. Usually offered every year.

LIT-334
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LITERATURE
FALL 2015

Course Level: Undergraduate

Topics in Renaissance Literature (3)

Renaissance Drama

Students read eight masterpieces from Italy, Spain, England and France, asking questions about feeling and form. The course addresses such questions as: What makes us laugh? What makes us care? What exasperates us? Can theater awaken political consciousness? Authors include Machiavelli, Jonson, Calderon de la Barca, Lope de Vega, Moliere, Racine, and Margaret Cavendish.